Helios Investment Partners

Founded 2004
Founders Babatunde Soyoye Fope Adelowo Temitope Lawani

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Total investments 35
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$59M
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 2.06
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 7
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Payments
Summary

In 2004 was created Helios Investment Partners, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

The top activity for fund was in 2016. Comparing to the other companies, this Helios Investment Partners performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Helios Investment Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 27 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by Babatunde Soyoye, Fope Adelowo, Temitope Lawani. The overall number of key employees were 9.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Helios Investment Partners, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Helios Enterprises, Energy Access Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ff Venture Capital, WAVE Equity Partners, Vulcan Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Energy Access Ventures, responsAbility, ff Venture Capital.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Financial Services, Banking. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Wananchi Group, Fawry, Africell Holding.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Africell Holding

Cloud Data Services
Mobile
Telecommunications
Tour Operator
n/a
$105M01 Jun 2021 Lebanon, Beirut

Thunes

Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Payments
Payments
1
$60M18 May 2021 Central Singapore

Starsight Energy

Renewable Energy
Solar
n/a
$10M14 Jan 2021 Lagos Nigeria

Starsight Energy

Renewable Energy
Solar
n/a
$8M14 Dec 2020 Lagos Nigeria

Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Payments
Payments
1
$60M08 Sep 2020 Central Singapore

Taptap Send

Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
Payments
1
$13M21 May 2020 England London United Kingdom

Lionano

Battery
Chemical Engineering
Manufacturing
Nanotechnology
1
$22M24 Sep 2018 Massachusetts United States Woburn

Africell Holding

Cloud Data Services
Mobile
Telecommunications
Tour Operator
1
$116M16 Mar 2018 Beirut Beyrouth Lebanon

Starsight Power Utility

Energy
Solar
1
05 Feb 2018 Lagos Nigeria
News
Zola Electric closes $90M funding round to scale technology and enter new markets

– Zola Electric, a solar energy provider, raised $90m in funding.
– The funding raised is a combination of debt and equity, $45 million each.
– The equity bit was led by TotalEnergies Ventures — the capital venture of TotalEnergies; SF-based impact VC firm DBL Partners; Africa’s largest PE firm Helios Investment Partners; Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of Paul Allen; Lyndon and Pete Rive (founders of Tesla-owned SolarCity); and New York-based utility-focused hedge fund Electron Capital Partners.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand into new markets and drive distributed renewable energy.

Insight Partners leads $60M growth round in cross-border payments startup Thunes

– Singapore-based fintech Thunes raised $60m funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and joined by existing investors Helios Investment Partners, GGV Capital, and Checkout.com.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its operations in new markets.

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