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IFC Insights: Balloons to Deliver Emergency Internet Across Kenya

IFC Insights: Balloons to Deliver Emergency Internet Across Kenya

High-altitude balloons now floating into Kenyan airspace will offer country-wide 4G connectivity—critical to healthcare and other government services—in a matter of months. Click to read more.

Helios wins Firm of the Year in Africa

Helios wins Firm of the Year in Africa

Helios was named Firm of the Year in Africa in the Private Equity International awards: “Helios Investment Partners took the lead in this category by quite some distance.”

EMPEA Member Profile: Tope Lawani interview

EMPEA Member Profile: Tope Lawani interview

EMPEA profiles Tope Lawani, co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios -- read the interview here.

Helios wins 2019 Landmark Exit Special Recognition Award for Vivo Energy

Helios wins 2019 Landmark Exit Special Recognition Award for Vivo Energy

Jeune Afrique profile: Helios, pioneer and leader

Jeune Afrique profile: Helios, pioneer and leader

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Helios wins 2018 Specialist Deal Award for GBfoods Africa

Helios wins 2018 Specialist Deal Award for GBfoods Africa

PEI keynote interview: Creative investors thrive in Africa

PEI keynote interview: Creative investors thrive in Africa

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Helios wins 2017 Venture Philanthropy Award, and Large Cap Deal of Year for Oando Gas and Power (OVH Energy)

Helios wins 2017 Venture Philanthropy Award, and Large Cap Deal of Year for Oando Gas and Power (OVH Energy)

Helios Investment Partners was recognized at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2017 with the Venture Philanthropy Award, and the Large Cap Deal of the Year for Oando Gas and Power.

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Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 includes four Helios portfolio companies

Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 includes four Helios portfolio companies

The second edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s report, Companies to Inspire Africa, is available at: https://www.lseg.com/resources/companies-inspire-africa/companies-inspire-africa-2019

A mobile answer to Egypt's lack of bank accounts

A mobile answer to Egypt's lack of bank accounts

After launching bill payment in shops, Fawry is pushing payment by phone. See the full article in the Financial Times at: https://www.ft.com/content/b8d1c222-87e3-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7

Helios wins three 2016 awards: SSA Fund of the Year, House of the Year (SSA),  Exit of the Year (Large Cap) for Equity Bank

Helios wins three 2016 awards: SSA Fund of the Year, House of the Year (SSA), Exit of the Year (Large Cap) for Equity Bank

The Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in 2015. The final award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges. Helios Investment Partners was honoured with three awards.

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How Helios Towers Africa continues to raise the bar in operational excellence

How Helios Towers Africa continues to raise the bar in operational excellence

Supply chain management, vendor upskilling and Lean Six Sigma thinking

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Helios wins 2015 Company of the Year in the Innovation Category for Interswitch and Large Cap Deal of the Year for Helios Towers Africa

Helios wins 2015 Company of the Year in the Innovation Category for Interswitch and Large Cap Deal of the Year for Helios Towers Africa

London - On the 29th of April 2015, the Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in 2014. The final award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges. Helios Investment Partners was honoured with two awards.


COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Company of the Year in the Innovation Category – Interswitch


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Large Cap Deal of the Year – Helios Towers Africa


For a complete list of 2015 winners, click here.


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A growth engine: Trends and outcomes of private equity in Africa

A growth engine: Trends and outcomes of private equity in Africa

This report from The Economist Corporate Network is informed by interactions with leading private equity advocates and actors who support the asset class in Africa.

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Helios wins 2015 PEI Firm of the Year in Africa award

Helios wins 2015 PEI Firm of the Year in Africa award

FIRM OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
1. Helios Investment Partners
2. The Abraaj Group
3. Actis


Africa saw a surge of investment in 2015, with figures from African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s PE Data Tracker showing $4.3 billion was raised for the region last year, compared with $1.9 billion a year earlier. It was in this booming environment that pan-African giant Helios Investment Partners knocked Actis off the top spot it had held for three consecutive years. After closing its third fund on its $1.1 billion hard-cap, making it the largest ever fund dedicated to African private equity, Helios also made its first-ever Egyptian investment, backing electronic and payments platform Fawry.
Other notable investments included acquiring a 12.4 percent stake in Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp for $100 million and backing Crown Agents, specialist providers of financial solutions in emerging markets. The firm followed this up with the exit of outdoor advertising company Continental Outdoor Media, as well as offloading its shares in Equity Bank to NSSF Uganda.

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Foreign firms learn lessons of Africa's growth

Foreign firms learn lessons of Africa's growth

The middle class in Africa has tripled over the last 30 years and is forecast to total 1.1 billion people by 2060, providing an abundance of new customers for both domestic and international companies. This nascent consumer base is changing the perception many investors have of Africa: https://www.raconteur.net/business/foreign-firms-learn-lessons-of-africas-growth

Helios wins 2014 Large Cap Deal of the Year for Petrobras Africa; Henry Obi receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Helios wins 2014 Large Cap Deal of the Year for Petrobras Africa; Henry Obi receives Outstanding Leadership Award

The Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in 2013. The final award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

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SAVCA: Realising growth

SAVCA: Realising growth

Exits by private equity managers in SSA point to firm investor sentiment. Full report available from SAVCA: www.savca.co.za

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Helios Investment Partners

Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Helios Investment Partners

In addition to the direct financing OPIC provides to many projects in emerging markets, the Agency also supports development by providing financing to privately-owned and managed equity funds investing in emerging markets.

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Helios receives OPIC Impact Award for private equity

Helios receives OPIC Impact Award for private equity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation presented awards for excellence in development finance in a ceremony held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These “Impact Awards” were an inaugural event for OPIC, the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution.

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IFC Fetes Equity Bank in Global Ranking Awards

IFC Fetes Equity Bank in Global Ranking Awards

Nairobi, June 8, 2009… Equity Bank has been named by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation – a member of the World Bank Group- as the emerging markets most sustainable bank of the year in Africa and the Middle East.

The 2007 African investor investment Oscars winners announced

The 2007 African investor investment Oscars winners announced

African finance is leading the way in raising funds and structuring ambitious deals across the continent, the Africa investor Awards found last night.

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Helios Towers Africa achieves international recognition

Helios Towers Africa achieves international recognition

Helios Towers Africa (HTA), an independent telecoms towers company in Africa, with operations in Ghana, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”), has achieved the internationally recognised OSHAS 18001 standard in the DRC.

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