Helios Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Helios Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (30%) and oil/gas exploration (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (36%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). In total, Helios Investment Partners has invested in 9 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is stake sale (40%).

Join Mergr to view Helios Investment Partners’ full profile and discover more large private equity firm investors just like it.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 16 1 - - - - 17
Sell (0.2/yr) # 9 1 - - - - 10
  27

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
Fertilizers and Inputs Holding B.V. 2017-07-24 - Divestiture
, Netherlands
InterSwitch Ltd. 2017-03-06 - Secondary Sale
Victoria Island, Nigeria · www.interswitchng.com
Axxela Limited 2016-12-01 - Divestiture
Lagos, Nigeria · www.axxelagroup.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 2 (29%) - 5 (29%) -
Communications - - 2 (12%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
Chemicals 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Diversified - - 1 (6%) -
Education 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Insurance 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (6%) -
Media - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (29%) - 4 (24%) -
Nigeria 1 (14%) - 4 (24%) -
Netherlands 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
Kenya - - 2 (12%) -
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 (24%) -
Cross-border 5 (71%) - 13 (76%) -
Total 7 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 6 (35%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 4 (24%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 4 (24%) -
Divestiture 2 (29%) - 3 (18%) -
Total 7 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 4 (40%) -
Trade Sale 2 (20%) -
IPO 1 (10%) -
Merger 1 (10%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) -
Total 10 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton
1
Norton Rose Fulbright
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Strategic(s)
40%
4 (40%)

FAQ

When was Helios Investment Partners founded?

Helios Investment Partners was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Helios Investment Partners?

Helios Investment Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Helios Investment Partners headquartered?

Helios Investment Partners is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Helios Investment Partners have under management?

Helios Investment Partners has 3.6B USD under management.

 Subscribe to unlock this and 201,152
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 4.5K Private Equity Firms
  • 192K M&A Transactions
  • 197K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.6K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 75K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.