As an independent alternative asset manager, Acorn Private Equity manages a number of funds in the form of investment holding companies. More information on our funds is provided below.
Acorn Agri & Food
Acorn Agri & Food is a leading, vertically integrated South African agriculture and food group with a legacy of more than 100 years. It is a publicly traded company that operates nationally, with a strong presence in the Western Cape.
Acorn Agri & Food is managed by Acorn Private Equity, which is also a significant shareholder in the company, and is looking for new investment opportunities to grow its portfolio of assets. All interested parties are welcome to contact us for further details.
For more information, please visit the Acorn Agri & Food website
Future Fun(d) is a partnership between ANCA and Acorn Private Equity and is the dedicated investment holding company for the various ANCA assets. Since ANCA’s inception, the business has grown into a specialist edu-investor and is highly cash generative. Future Fun(d) is actively managed by Acorn Private Equity, with the ANCA team providing everyday operational input to ensure that all the underlying assets continue to follow the ANCA model. All interested parties are welcome to contact us for further details.
For more information, please visit the ANCA website
Acorn does not currently offer any LLP funds. Instead, the team focuses all its energy on managing and growing our current funds. Looking to the future, Acorn may very well offer an LLP Fund or Funds again.
The Acorn LLP Funds are structured as en commandite limited partnerships. Acorn therefore accepts unlimited
liability on the investments made by the partnership whilst the other partners (the Limited Partner investors) assume limited liability. This ensures exclusivity and a close relationship with our investors.
ACORN GENERAL FUND ONE
Acorn General Fund One had a southern African geographic focus and invested in small- to mid-cap opportunities. It was fully invested within 21 months of first close. The fund made 5 investments and realised all of them within 6 years, generating a realised gross IRR of 46% per annum and 3.5 gross times money.
Acorn incorporated an investment holding company called Acorn Agri (Pty) Ltd in February 2014 and acquired a 23% stake in Overberg Agri (Pty) Ltd, a diversified regional agri business. Further acquisitions soon followed and in May 2018, Acorn Agri (Pty) Ltd merged with Overberg Agri Ltd to form Acorn Agri & Food Ltd.