Formed in 2009, Helios Towers has grown into one of the leading independent tower companies across Africa and the Middle East.

Through 16 acquisitions, the Company is now the most diversified across Africa and the Middle East and has developed best-in-class operations through talented local teams that enables MNOs to deliver the most reliable mobile coverage, wherever the location.

Today, we look to build on these foundations and are focused on driving growth, margins, returns, and impact for all of our stakeholders.

2022

Awarded ‘AAA’ ESG rating from MSCI, the highest possible score. Entered the FTSE4Good Index as a constituent.

Unveiled our refreshed five-year Sustainable Business Strategy.

Tom Greenwood appointed Group CEO.

2021

Announced target to reduce carbon intensity per tenant by 46% by 2030 and ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Entered into agreements with Airtel Africa for the acquisition and rollout of c.1,400 sites across Madagascar and Malawi.

Announced an agreement to acquire over 2,500 sites from Omantel.

Issued our first senior unsecured guaranteed convertible bonds to support our inorganic strategy.

Delivered the highest level of power uptime ever, achieving 1 minute 10 seconds downtime per tower per week.

2020

Signed an agreement with Free Senegal to acquire over 1,200 sites.

Refinanced our maiden bond and raised additional capital, issuing US$975 million in bonds across 2020 and achieving a 7% coupon.

2019

Successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange, raising US$125 million of primary equity.

Entered South Africa, our fifth market, on a greenfield basis.

2017

Issued our maiden US$600 million 9.125% bond.

2016

Instilled Business Excellence across the organisation; creating a culture of continuous improvement and deep focus on best-in-class operations.

Acquired Airtel’s portfolio with close to 1,000 sites in DRC, expanding our coverage in rural areas.

2015

Entered Congo Brazzaville by acquiring Airtel Africa’s tower portfolio of almost 400 sites.

2014

Acquired Vodacom’s portfolio with more than 1,000 sites in Tanzania.

2011

Entered the Tanzania and DRC markets through acquiring more than 1,200 sites from Millicom in each market.

2010

Purchased Millicom’s portfolio of more than 800 sites in Ghana, pioneering the independent towerco model in Africa.