10/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 09:33
(London) - Akin Gump has advised Helios Investment Partners, the largest Africa-focused private investment firm, as one of the major selling shareholders in Helios Towers' $1.45 billion initial public offering (IPO) on the premium listing segment of the London Stock Exchange.
Helios Towers is an Africa-focused market-leading telecom tower infrastructure company. The intention to go public was announced in September 2019 and closed on Friday, October 18. It is one of the largest Africa-focused IPOs of 2019.
The Akin Gump team advising Helios Investment Partners is led by London cross-border transactions partners Shaun Lascellesand Simon Rootsey, supported by London equity capital markets partner Harry Keegan.
In 2018, Shaun Lascelles and Simon Rootsey also led the team acting for the Vitol Group and Helios Investment Partners in relation to Vivo Energy's approximately £2 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, one of the largest ever Africa-focused IPOs.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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