With offices in London, Paris, Lagos and Nairobi, Helios today manages geographically diversified portfolios of private equity and credit investments in over 30 African countries.
Helios was founded in 2004 and has since grown into a leading provider of equity and debt financing to African businesses.
Helios uniquely combines world-class private investment skills, deep portfolio operations capability, and strong and diverse local and global networks.
Helios believes that the firm’s greatest contribution to regional development comes from building profitable, value-creating, and socially responsible private enterprises.
Helios was founded in 2004 by Tope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, and has since grown into the largest Africa focused private investment firm.
We have become the largest emerging markets-focused PE firm globally to receive B Corp certification