In September 2020, Helios completed the acquisition of a stake in Thunes, a market leading payments network providing interconnectivity between payment companies and methods across emerging markets to facilitate cross-border payments. Launched in 2018 as a spin-out from TransferTo, a mobile airtime wholesale and remittance business, Thunes enables faster, cheaper and more transparent cross-border payments into and out of emerging markets. The company currently operates across more than 80 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Sector: Electronic Payments Processing
- Country / Region: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Website: https://www.thunes.com/