The people making the Fairfax-Helios deal a reality
The merger, which is shaking up the African private equity scene, involves many advisors on both sides of the Atlantic.
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▪ The people making the Fairfax-Helios deal a reality
▪ The merger, which is shaking up the African private equity scene, involves many advisors on both sides of the Atlantic.
15/07/2020 at 16h16, by Aurélie Benoit
On 10 July, Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation and Helios Investment Partners formalised their plans to merge and set up Helios Fairfax Partners Corporation (HFP). The transaction, unprecedented since Abraaj and Carlyle’s withdrawals from Africa, should enable the future entity to take the lead in the continent’s private equity sector, with a combined portfolio of $3.6bn. This major deal required the involvement of numerous advisors both in North America, where Fairfax is based, and in the City of London, the site of Helios’ headquarters.
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