Helios Investment Partners is an Africa focused private investment firm. Established in 2004 and led by co-founding partners, Helios operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities such as capital commitments, pursuing a full range of investment types, including business formations, growth equity investments, structured investments in listed entities and large scale leveraged acquisitions across Africa.
Helios believes that broad based wealth creation is the most powerful means to achieving lasting social and economic development in Africa and that the mobilisation of capital and the building of management capacity are the keys to achieving broad based wealth creation.This firm also believes that the mobilisation of significant amounts of capital depends simply on the demonstration that attractive risk adjusted returns are to be earned.
The key tenets of the firms approach are constructing a concentrated portfolio of platform investments,each requiring $30 to 200 million of equity, in companies of scale or that are clearly scalable, maintaining discipline on price valuation, governance and control,remaining flexible and creative with respect to transaction structure and driving performance by leveraging a dedicated portfolio operation group and a network of external domain experts.
Helios has significant experience in private equity investing across a broad range of industries and investment types.These include leveraged buyouts, recapitalisations, joint ventures, seed stage venture capital, restructurings and strategic public equity investments. Staff members at Helios equally possess significant operational expertise derived from collective involvement in the conceptualisation, creation and development of several new businesses in various markets and from having played critical operating roles in corporate turnaround situations.
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