Helios Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Helios Investment Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Helios Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (28%) and communications (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Helios Investment Partners has invested in 9 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Helios Investment Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is stake sale (46%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 2

Helios Investment Partners

2nd floor, 12 Charles II Street ,
London, SW1Y 4QU
United Kingdom
+44 207 484-7700
www.heliosinvestment.com
info@heliosllp.com

Helios Investment Partners is a pan-African private equity firm. Helios looks to commit $15 to $200 million per transaction and will consider a broad range of investment situations. These include leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures, seed-stage venture capital, restructurings, and strategic public equity investments. Helios is a generalist investor however the firm has particular interest in communications, financial services, power, travel/leisure, distribution/logistics, and agriculture. Helios was formed in 2004 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Communications, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Media, Retail, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Africa

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 14 1 2 - 1 - 18
Sell (1.2/yr) # 5 1 1 3 1 - 11
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Africa Specialty Risks Ltd. 2020-09-16 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.asr-re.com
AfricaTel Holdings B.V. 2020-09-01 - Stake Sale
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.africatel.com
Eland Oil & Gas PLC 2019-12-01 - Stake Sale
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.elandoilandgas.com
Fawry 2019-08-08 - IPO
Cairo, Egypt · www.myfawry.com
Telkom Kenya Ltd 2019-02-09 - Merger
Nairobi, Kenya
KMR Holding Pédagogique 2018-10-05 - Growth Capital
, Morocco · www.upm.ac.ma
TPAY Mobile FZ LLC 2018-09-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.tpay.me
ARM Pension Managers PFA Ltd. 2018-06-01 - Stake Sale
Ikoyi, Nigeria · www.armpension.com
Fertilizers and Inputs Holding B.V. 2017-07-24 - Divestiture
, Netherlands
InterSwitch Ltd. 2017-03-06 - Secondary Buyout
Victoria Island, Nigeria · www.interswitchng.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 2 (29%) - 5 (28%) -
Communications - - 2 (11%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (14%) - 2 (11%) -
Chemicals 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Diversified - - 1 (6%) -
Education 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Insurance 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (6%) -
Media - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Nigeria 1 (14%) - 5 (28%) -
United Kingdom 2 (29%) - 4 (22%) -
Netherlands 1 (14%) - 2 (11%) -
Kenya - - 2 (11%) -
Canada 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  British Columbia 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Morocco 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Egypt - - 1 (6%) -
South Africa - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 2 (29%) - 4 (22%) -
Cross-border 5 (71%) - 14 (78%) -
Total 7 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 7 (39%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 4 (22%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 4 (22%) -
Divestiture 2 (29%) - 3 (17%) -
Total 7 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 5 (45%) -
Trade Sale 2 (18%) -
IPO 1 (9%) -
Merger 1 (9%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (9%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (9%) -
Total 11 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
1
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Strategic(s)
36%
4 (36%)

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