Blue Skies Holdings Limited

Company Name: Blue Skies Holdings Limited
Geography: Ghana, South Africa, Egypt
Sector: Consumer Goods
Investment Type: Buyout
Year: 2017 Q1
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In March 2017, 8 Miles acquired a 20% stake in Blue Skies Holdings Limited, a company that is the leader in the production of fresh-cut tropical fruit for European supermarkets, alongside the founder, Anthony Pile (MBE), and other investors.

Blue Skies produces premium quality shelf-ready fresh-cut fruit and freshly squeezed juice products which it supplies on a daily basis to various European retailers. The company was founded by Anthony Pile in 1997 with the philosophy of "fresh from harvest fruit" and "adding value at source". It currently has operations in Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil and the UK, employing more than 4,000 people. Blue Skies posted revenues of GBP 89.6 million for the year ending December 2016.