Vivo Energy plc, commonly referred to as Vivo Energy, is a British downstream petroleum company with its headquarters in London. It maintains subsidiaries and operations in 23 countries across Africa that encompass the supply, storage, distribution, and retail of a range of petroleum products. Vivo Energy is a Royal Dutch Shell and Engen Petroleum licensee and sources, distributes, markets and supplies fuels and lubricants. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and of the JSE All Share Index.
Vivo Energy was established in 2011, as a partnership between Vitol Group, a Swiss-based Dutch-owned multinational energy and commodity trading company, and Helios Investment Partners, a United Kingdom-based private equity firm, with the objective to purchase majority shares in the downstream fuels business of Royal Dutch Shell in Africa for approximately $1 billion.
Cape Verde, Senegal, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia joined Vivo Energy in December 2011. They were followed by Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea in February 2012;Botswana and Namibia in October 2012;Kenya in November 2012;Uganda in February 2013,Ghana in August 2013 and Mozambique in August 2013.