Alykhan Nathoo quits Helios to join impact fund of bulge-bracket PE firm

 Alykhan Nathoo quits Helios to join impact fund of bulge-bracket PE firm

Alykhan Nathoo has quit Africa-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners and has joined Apax Global Impact.

He has joined as a partner at Apax Global Impact, as per his LinkedIn update.

Apax Global is believed to be the impact investment unit of British buyout major Apax Partners. Last month, an affiliate publication of Private Equity International had reported that Nathoo is being hired to co-head Apax’s impact fund.

Nathoo is a Stanford and Harvard graduate. He started his career with Bain Capital in London and spent nine years with the private equity firm. He then moved for a short stint in the UAE as the head of emerging markets at Dubai International Capital. He joined Helios in 2010 as he moved back to London, and spent over a decade at the firm.

Born and raised in Kenya, he was serving as a partner at Helios with a regional focus on eastern and southern Africa.

Nathoo developed expertise in sectors such as fintech, education, real estate, agribusiness and healthcare. He has served on the boards of a number of companies including like Fawry, Wananchi, Acorn Holdings, Interswitch, Continent Outdoors and Misr Hytech.

He has also made some angel investments in the past including Kenya’s Bamba, a boutique data collection agency.

Helios has around a dozen partners outside of its co-founders and managing partners Tope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye. Around a third of the partners are involved in investments while the rest have operational roles.

Vivek Sinha

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