Helios Towers Africa

Ghana Communications and IT Services

Helios Towers Africa Limited is a holding company under which sit country-specific operating companies that buy, build and maintain telecommunications towers and lease space on those towers to wireless telecommunications services providers across Africa.

This investment was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.

We are invested in Helios Towers Africa through Helios Investors II, which is managed by Helios Investment Partners. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts

Status:
Active
Region

Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

:
Africa, West Africa
Countries:
Ghana
Sector

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

:
Communications and IT Services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
Helios Investors II
Fund Manager:
Helios Investment Partners
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

:
February 2010
Domicile

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.

:
Africa