Acorn Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Acorn Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are food (67%) and agriculture (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and secondary buyout (34%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Overberg Agri for $15M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Acorn Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold USC Metering for $3M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Acorn Private Equity

Unit A3 The Beachhead, 10 Niblick Way,
Somerset West, 7130
South Africa
+27 (0)21 852 2887
www.acornequity.com
info@acornequity.com

Acorn Private Equity is a private investment group focused on acquiring and investing in Sub-Saharan African companies. Acorn targets profitable, sustainable businesses valued less then R$500 million. The Firm does not have any sector preferences. Acorn Private Equity was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Somerset West, South Africa.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Electrical Equipment, Food, Oil/Gas Exploration

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Africa

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 80
Enterprise Value 50 200
values in millions of ZAR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $15M $15M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $3M $3M
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts (Pty) Ltd. 2014-10-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cape, South Africa · www.montagudriedfruit.co.za
USC Metering (Pty) Ltd. 2014-02-07 3M ZAR Add-on Acquisition
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa · www.utility-systems.co.za
Overberg Agri (Pty) Ltd. 2014-02-07 15M ZAR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Caledon, South Africa · www.overbergagri.co.za
Saint Pie (Pty) Ltd. 2011-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Lydenburg, South Africa · www.stpie.co.za
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 2 (67%) - 2 (67%) -
Agriculture 1 (33%) 15M (100%) 1 (33%) 15M (100%)
Total 3 $15M 3 $15M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Africa 3 (100%) 15M (100%) 3 (100%) 15M (100%)
Total 3 $15M 3 $15M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) 15M (100%) 2 (67%) 15M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $15M 3 $15M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 3M (100%)
Total 1 $3M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $15M
Largest Overberg Agri (Pty) Ltd.
$15M (2014-02-07)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $3M
TOTAL $3M
Largest USC Metering (Pty) Ltd.
$3M (2014-02-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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