Acorn is a specialist private equity fund manager and investment advisor focused exclusively on Sub-Saharan Africa.
Founded in 2009, Acorn is a dedicated partner to all our investee companies, fostering sustainable businesses and generating long-term value for all stakeholders.
The Acorn investment team is committed to exceptional performance, uncompromising integrity, honesty and ethical business practices. These principles allow us to encourage value creation and support growth as opposed to maximising returns to the detriment of our underlying portfolio companies.
Acorn specialises in a vital but often-overlooked sector of the market, being small and medium enterprises. SMEs are a critical growth driver in Sub-Saharan Africa and capital invested in these enterprises truly has the power to transform those businesses and uplift communities. Well-managed investments in this sector can also earn an astute investor exceptional returns.
Acorn invests through Limited Liability Partnerships as well as an investment holding company, Acorn Agri.