Helios Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Helios Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (32%) and communications (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and stake purchase (22%). In total, Helios Investment Partners has invested in 9 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Helios Investment Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 2

Helios Investment Partners LLP

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: United Kingdom, 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 14 2 1 2 - - 19
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 1 1 - 2 - 6
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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 Buyout
Victoria Island, Nigeria · www.interswitchng.com
Telkom Kenya Ltd 2016-06-10 - Divestiture
Nairobi, Kenya
HTN Towers 2016-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Lagos, Nigeria · www.heliostowers.com
Crown Agents Bank Ltd. 2016-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sutton, United Kingdom · www.crownagentsbank.com
Fawry 2015-11-12 - Stake Purchase
Cairo, Egypt · www.myfawry.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TPAY Mobile FZ LLC 2018-09-17 Trend Odeme Kurulusu A.S. 2020-06-10 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.tpay.me Sarıyer, Turkey · www.payguru.com
Crown Agents Bank Ltd. 2016-04-01 Segovia Technology 2019-04-04 1
Sutton, United Kingdom · www.crownagentsbank.com New York, New York · www.thesegovia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 5 (42%) - 6 (32%) -
Communications 2 (17%) - 3 (16%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (25%) - 3 (16%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Diversified - - 1 (5%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Food - - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (5%) -
Media - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 19 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Nigeria 2 (17%) - 5 (26%) -
South Africa 3 (25%) - 4 (21%) -
United Kingdom 2 (17%) - 3 (16%) -
Kenya 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  British Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Morocco 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Netherlands 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Egypt - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 2 (17%) - 3 (16%) -
Cross-border 10 (83%) - 16 (84%) -
Total 12 - 19 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (67%) - 10 (53%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (17%) - 4 (21%) -
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 3 (16%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 12 - 19 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
IPO 1 (17%) -
Merger 1 (17%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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