Nimit Shah

Partner, Helios Investment Partners

Mr. Shah is a partner at Helios Investment Partners. He joined Helios in 2008, and over the last 10 years has invested in the buyout, growth equity and credit opportunities across Africa including Vivo Energy, GB Foods Africa, OVH Energy, TPay, Mall for Africa and Continental Outdoor. He led the subsequent sale of Continental Outdoor to JCDecaux and listing of Vivo Energy on the London Stock Exchange.


Prior to joining Helios, Mr. Shah was a Director within the Financial Sponsors Group at Lehman Brothers in London. His experience there spanned M&A advisory, leveraged finance, and equity capital markets. Mr. Shah started his career as a strategy consultant at Arthur D Little.


Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, he completed his high school education at Eton College in the UK; he has an MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shah, a Kenyan and British national, speaks Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi.