Pierre Malan - Agri4Africa

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PARTNERING WITH
MANAGEMENT TEAMS TO
CREATE VALUE
www.acornequity.com
WHO WE ARE – IMPACT INVESTORS
ACORN
PRIVATE
EQUITY
• Founded in 2009
• Specialise in SME
private equity
investing & advisory
• Passionate about
making a difference
• Acorn Fund 1 fully
invested with IRR of
28%
• Acorn SME Fund 2
KEY
EXECUTIVES
• Pierre Malan
• Eugene Jansen
• Carl Neethling
• Gerhard Visagie
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THE TEAM
• 8 individuals
• > 45 years
experience
• Proven track record
• Complementary
blend of experience
& expertise
• SME specialists
• Strong experience in
agriculture sector
WHAT WE DO
• Advisory services
• Deal structuring & execution
Corporate
Advisory
Private Equity
Investing
• Focused on :
• SME investing
• In family-owned/
managed businesses
• In defensive sectors (incl.
agriculture)
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PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTING ACORN SME FUND 2
Geographic Focus
• Focus on RSA companies with SSA growth ambitions & opportunities
INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY
Focus on Investments that will benefit from the African Growth Story
• Preference: Defensive sectors (agriculture & food, water, education,
healthcare)
Target Established & Profitable SMEs
• Preference: Owner-managed and family-owned
• Minimum Profit of R10m
Stage
• Focus on growth & expansion capital opportunities
• Ability to make impact
• Growth extracted over 5 to 7 years
Minority Interests
• Focus on acquiring minority stakes & support management to grow
business
• Maximum equity investment of R100 m
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PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTING
Partnering with Management
ACORN TEAM ACTIVE
INVOLVEMENT
• Strategic repositioning
• Growth strategies
• Efficiency and financial
restructuring
• Financial oversight
• Superior corporate
governance & risk
management
• ESG compliance
• Provide support like
accounting and legal
services
ENABLE SMEs TO
ACHIEVE THEIR
FULL POTENTIAL
• Focus on key growth
drivers
• Appoint Acorn shadow
manager for CEO. He
will assist CEO for first
6 months
• Drive the strategic plan
through active
participation
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CORPORATE ADVISORY
Strong networks in
agriculture
Vast experience in
agriculture deal
structure & execution
Lead advisor in
R920m Overberg
Agri/ MKB merger
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WHY PARTNER WITH ACORN?
Agriculture
Strong
background
in:
SMEs
Family
businesses
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Proven track
record of
growing
investee
companies
Acorn’s solid
values
QUESTIONS?
www.acornequity.com
THANK YOU

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