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To be respected members of the community and trusted custodians of capital, inspiring the confidence and loyalty of our investors by generating superior investment returns through responsible investing in a sustainable manner in close partnership with our investee companies.

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 partner companies.

Acorn specialises in two main areas of investment:

  • The food and agri sector;
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Acorn invests through Limited Liability Partnerships as well as an investment holding company, Acorn Agri.

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