Helios Investment Partners

Helios Investment Partners is a private equity investing firm operating in Africa and based in London, United Kingdom, with additional offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria.[1]

Helios Investment Partners
Company typeAfrican focused private investments
IndustryPrivate equity
Venture capital
FoundersBabatunde Soyoye
Tope Lawani
Key people
Luciana Germinario
Nitin Kaul
Paul Cunningham (CFO)
Nimit Shah
Henry Obi

Overview edit

Helios Investment Partners was established in 2004 by Babatunde Soyoye and Tope Lawani and it operates a range of funds valued at more than $3 billion in capital commitments. These investments include start ups, growth equity investments, listed companies and large scale leveraged acquisitions across the continent of Africa.[2]

The key sectors in which the firm operates in include telecommunications, media, financial services, power, utilities, travel, leisure, distribution, fast-moving consumer goods, logistics and Agro–allied sectors.[1]

Portfolio edit

Current investments edit

Helios Investment Partners portfolio investments include but are not limited to the following:[3][4]

Number Investment Industry Ownership Head office
1 Africa Oil Corp Oil and Gas 12.4% Vancouver, Canada
2 Africatel Telecommunication 22.0% Lisbon, Portugal
3 Afsat Communications ICT 55.0% Nairobi, Kenya
4 ARM Pension Managers Financial Services - Lagos, Nigeria
5 Bayport Management Limited Financial Services 23.4% Ebene, Mauritius
6 Continental Outdoor Media Outdoor Advertising 68.8% Bryanston, South Africa
7 Eland Oil & Gas Oil and Gas 29.36% Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
8 Fawry Financial Services 40% Cairo, Egypt
9 First City Monument Bank Financial Services 16.0% Lagos, Nigeria
10 Flamingo Holdings Horticulture 8.5% Nairobi, Kenya
11 Helios Towers Limited Telecommunication 28.6% London, United Kingdom
12 Helios Towers Nigeria Limited Telecommunication 22.5% Lagos, Nigeria
13 Impact Oil & Gas Limited Oil and Gas 13.6% Woking, United Kingdom
14 Interswitch Limited Financial Services 52.0% Lagos, Nigeria
15 Petrobras International Braspetro B.V. Oil and Gas - Rotterdam, Netherlands
16 Wananchi Group Holdings ICT - Nairobi, Kenya

Exited Investments edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Company Overview of Helios Investment Partners LLP". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Helios Investment Partners". Helios Investment Partners. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ "HIP - Representative Investments". HIP. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Helios Investment Partners LLP". PSEPS Venture Capital and Private Equity Database. Retrieved 12 November 2015.

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