12 Charles II Street 2nd floor St James'sSW1Y 4QU London , London
Phone: +44 (20) 7484-7700
Fax: +44 (20) 7484-7750
Helios Investment Partners is an Africa-focused private investment firm. Helios operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1 billion in capital commitments, pursuing a full range of investment types, including business formations, growth equity investments, structured investments in listed entities and large scale leveraged acquisitions across Africa. The firm also managed the $110 million Modern Africa Fund on behalf of a range of investors which included the US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation and several leading US corporations. Established in 2004 and led by co-founding partners Tope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, Helios is one of the largest investment firms focusing on Africa and is among the few independent pan-African private equity investment firms to be founded and managed by Africans. The investment experience of the members of their team has been gained from decades of collective experience in private equity, in some of the world's most competitive and demanding markets, within such leading firms as Texas Pacific Group (TPG Capital), Investcorp, Terra Firma and JP Morgan.