Blue Skies Holdings Limited

Ghana Other consumer services

Blue Skies was founded in 1997 and produces mainly fresh-cut fruit in factories in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil and UK, which are sold primarily to retailers in Europe. More recently the business has expanded into fresh juices and other fresh fruit-based products sold in African markets.

We are invested in Blue Skies Holdings Limited through 8 Miles, which is managed by 8 Miles LLP. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts

Status:
Active
Region

Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

:
Africa, West Africa
Countries:
Ghana
Sector

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

:
Other consumer services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
8 Miles
Fund Manager:
8 Miles LLP
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

:
February 2017
Domicile

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.

:
Ghana