Hariss International.

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Litres sold per annum

100

State-of-the-art manufacturing facility and distribution warehouse

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Number of employees

Proudly Ugandan Brand

Company Name

Hariss International

Geography

Kampala, Uganda

Sector

FMCG

Investment year

2020, H2

Company website

Hariss International Limited is one of Uganda’s leading manufacturers of food and beverages. Since its inception in 2005 the production of both food and beverages have been operating under the brand name RIHAM, a “Proudly Ugandan” story and well-known household brand which has captured the support of the mass market.

In mid 2020, Oppenheimer Partners invested in Hariss International as FMCG is one of the key pillars of its investment strategy and is a sector that benefits from the changing socio-economic, demographic and growth dynamics across Africa. We, as majority shareholder, have partnered with the founder of the business who will remain committed and invested alongside Oppenheimer Partners.

Hariss International boasts a comprehensive portfolio of differentiated soft drink brands selling more than 120 million litres per annum, with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and central distribution warehouse of approximately 45,000m2. It has a deep distribution network with ability to reach informal networks including more than 4,500 branded fridges across the country. More than 1,300 staff are employed across beverages, biscuits, sales and management.

Oppenheimer Partners will utilize its extensive experience and knowledge of global and African markets as well as expansive network and expertise to pursue growth opportunities in such a way as to make a real and permanent contribution to the well-being of the local communities throughout Uganda.

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