When Covid-19 arrived on Africa’s shores, pan-African telecoms infrastructure company Helios Towers was just months past raising $364m in an October 2019 IPO on the London Stock Exchange and aggressively pushing to acquire thousands of mobile towers in new markets across the continent.
For Kash Pandya, CEO of the owner-operator of over 7,000 telecoms towers – which are used by MTN, Orange, Vodacom and others – the timing appeared far from ideal. Yet despite the challenges of coordinating business across five markets in various states of Covid upheaval, Pandya remains upbeat about the firm’s prospects and deal-making intent in this exclusive interview with African Business.
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