The Acorn Group was founded in June 2009 by Pierre Malan following his tenure as the CEO of PSG’s private equity vehicle.
Acorn has subsequently grown into a well-balanced, dynamic and energetic team with expert market knowledge and a commendable track record. The individuals within the team each have extensive experience in various sectors and it is the combination of these individuals and our strong partnership culture that we believe is key to Acorn’s success.
Acorn provides a platform for high net worth individuals, institutions and funding partners to participate directly in private equity through the investment holding company known as Acorn Agri.
As stewards of our investors’ capital we do not take on undue risk and will aim to make investments that have a relatively low risk in relation to the industry. We follow a rigorous and disciplined investment process based on sound fundamental analysis and thorough due diligence reviews. Acorn has a modest fee structure and our fees are lower than most of our competitors. We feel this better aligns the interest between Acorn and our investors.
Acorn has a category ll approved FSB licence, Licence Number 41196. Acorn is also a member of the South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA).