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Acorn Private Equity staff begin working remotely for SA lockdown period

On Thursday, 5 March 2020 South Africa reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Countries the world over have been responding to the pandemic since December 2019 and many countries have enforced strict lockdown periods. As of midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 South Africa will join these ranks and begin its 21-day lockdown period …

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Acorn Agri & Food invests in fast-growing Cape Town-based company, Green Machine

Acorn Agri & Food invested in fast-growing Cape Town-based company Green Machine in July 2019 through its new division, AgVentures. Green Machine is a healthy, modern alternative to traditional food distributors. No sugary, preservative-laden junk foods. Only delicious, healthy food that is priced to deliver. As of July 2019, the company was servicing 403 sites …

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Acorn team completes sale of Grassroots Group’s biggest division

Back in 2008, Grassroots Group partnered with Andrew and Hayley Gait-Golding in order to bring the pair’s dream of nutritious guilt-free lunchbox treats for kids into reality. Production began at Grassroots’ facility in Gouda and the pair’s brand, BEAR, soon became the leading kids’ health snack brand in the UK. In 2015, BEAR was acquired …

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International expansion for Acorn Agri & Food’s subsidiary, The Health Food Group

The Health Food Group is an established enterprise with a number of innovative producers of healthy snacks and on-the-go food already under its wing. After the sale of one of its subsidiary’s largest divisions, it is now set for its next stage of growth and is already in process of seeking and acquiring thrilling Europe-based …

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