Our History

Investing exclusively in Africa since 2004

Helios was founded in 2004 to focus exclusively on private investment in Africa. Since its establishment, Helios has raised three private equity funds. Helios also took over the Modern Africa Fund in 2004, rationalizing and fully exiting the portfolio by 2007.

In 2015, Helios established Helios Credit, a dedicated credit platform which invests and manages the TriLinc Global Impact Fund's sub-Saharan term loan portfolio. 

Helios’ diverse LP base comprises a broad range of the world’s leading investors, including sovereign wealth funds, corporate and public pension funds, endowments and foundations, funds of funds, family offices and development finance institutions across the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.


Why Helios

Helios uniquely combines world-class private equity and credit investment skills, deep portfolio operations capability, and strong and diverse local and global networks.

Helios' ESG Responsibilities

At Helios, environmental, social and governance factors are not a separate consideration.

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