In November 2009, Helios and a group of investors including Soros Strategic Partners LP, RIT Capital Partners plc, Lord Rothschild’s family interests, and Albright Capital Management LLC committed $350 million to Helios Towers Africa Limited, now known as Helios Towers Ltd. (“Helios Towers” or “HT”). The Helios interest was initially 28.6%. HT builds and maintains telecommunications towers and leases space on those towers to wireless telecommunications services providers across Africa. Since its formation, HT has acquired, through sale and leaseback transactions, tower assets in Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Tanzania. In 2019, HT announced its first investment in South Africa.
Helios Towers is not connected to HTN Towers Nigeria Ltd, and is a separate legal entity.
In October 2019, Helios Towers conducted an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.
- Sector: Telecommunications Infrastructure
- Country / Region: Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania
- Website: http://www.heliostowersafrica.com