Original disclosure @ IFC website
Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019
Disclosed by Bank May 6, 2019
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According to bank documents, the proposed project consists of an equity investment of US$50 million in Helios Investors IV, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership targeting US$1.25 billion in third-party commitments. The Fund’s investment strategy is to make mid-to-large cap growth equity investments for significant minority and control positions in market-leading, diversified platform companies in Africa.
The proposed project is for an equity investment of US$50 million, not to exceed 20% of total committed capital. The target size of the Fund is US$1.25 billion in commitments.
The Fund will be managed by Helios Investment Partners, LLP, a London-headquartered pan-African focused private equity firm that has invested US$3.6 billion in African businesses over the past 13 years. Established in 2004 by Temitope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, Helios is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales. Helios has offices in London, Nairobi, and Lagos, comprising a team of 41 investment professionals including 14 partners. IFC has committed to three other funds managed by Helios - Helios Investors I, Helios Investors II, and Helios Investors III.
Helios Investment Partners LLP
+44 207 484 7700
2nd Floor, 12 Charles II Street London SW1Y 4QU United Kingdom
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