Ariel Foods Nigeria (IFC-41665)

  • Nigeria
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 29, 2018

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Project Description

The project involves US$ 10million A loan investment into Skeya Investments (hereafter referred to as “the company”, the Mauritian holding for Ariel Foods FZE Ltd, Nigeria, hereafter referred to as “Ariel”. The investment will be used for the construction of the food processing plant and is expected to sell approximately 6-10k MT of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) product annually. RUTF is a homogenous mixture consisting of peanut paste, sugar, vegetable oil, and milk powder fortified by 23 vitamins and minerals. The manufacturing process involves automated blending of components and packing into sealed foil sachets. Products are ready to eat directly from the sachet and have a 24-month shelf life at 30 degrees Celsius. The food processing plant is located on a 5.4 hectares plot in the Northwest Quadrant of Lekki Free Zone (Phase 3), Epe LGA of Lagos State. The factory will cover 15,414m2. Construction of the plant has commenced and is expected to be completed within 7 months.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors
  • Skeya Investments (Client)
Contact Information

Contact Person: John Kangarua

Company Name: Ariel Foods FZE ltd

Address:  47 adeniyi jones, Ikeja Lagos




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