Helios Investment Partners


Last updated 9 July 2020, by Impactyield.

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Founded in 2004, Helios Investment Partners is one of the largest Africa-focused investment firms, with a record that spans creating start-ups to providing established companies with growth capital and expertise. One of the few independent pan-African investment firms founded and led by Africans, Helios leverages its local and global networks, identifying businesses opportunities and structuring proprietary transactions around them. With private equity and direct lending strategies, Helios helps African businesses to grow by being a provider of capital across the capital structure. The firm’s unique combination of deep knowledge of the African operating environment, a singular commitment to the continent and a proven capability to manage complexity, is reflected in its position as a partner of choice. Managing funds totalling $3.6 billion, Helios has a diverse LP base that comprises a broad range of the world’s leading investors, including sovereign wealth funds, corporate and public pension funds, endowments and foundations, funds of funds, family offices and development finance institutions across the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Incorporation year: 2006

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Total firm assets under management: 3600000000 USD

Membership and other professional affiliations: GIIN Member (Investors' Council or Network Membership)United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

Years top investment professionals have worked together: 15


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