Helios named Firm of the Year in Africa

1st March 2021

Helios was named Firm of the Year in Africa in the Private Equity International awards: “Helios had another busy year, coming in at the top spot for the second year in a row.”

In 2020, Helios:

  • Became the largest emerging markets-focused private equity firm, and second mainstream private equity firm globally, to receive B Corp certification. B Corp status recognizes the firm’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices
  • Invested in Thunes, a market leading payments network providing interconnectivity between payment companies and methods across emerging markets to facilitate cross-border payments
  • Launched Africa Specialty Risk Group, a reinsurance business focused on writing corporate and specialty risk across Africa
  • Closed a transformational business combination with Fairfax Africa Holdings
  • Hired Phil Davis as Director of ESG in the Portfolio Operations Group

Our Investments

Helios invests in market-leading, diversified platform companies operating in core economic sectors.