In July 2013, Helios reached an agreement to provide growth capital to build an online retail business, Mall for Africa, backing an experienced, talented and entrepreneurial Nigeria-based management team. Mall for Africa is an innovative online shopping platform that provides access to top US and UK retail sites, initially focused on Nigeria. Helios is a key strategic investor, helping to drive value through the team’s experience in starting, scaling and institutionalizing growing businesses, and through Helios’ operational capabilities.