About Us

Who We Are

Acorn Growth Companies is a middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace, defense and intelligence. Acorn invests solely in operating companies that strive to enhance global mobility, protect national interests, and develop next-generation intelligence gathering technology. Acorn has a formidable reputation in the industry and is recognized for its deep understanding of the aerospace and defense markets. Few other private equity buyers enjoy the same level of knowledge, relationships and reputation within the AD&I sector. With its operational expertise and ability to lead and manage investments through variable economic and industry cycles, Acorn works in tandem with management to build its portfolio companies into significant market leaders.

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Our Focus

From the beginning, we have maintained our core focus of achieving superior long-term returns by investing exclusively in aerospace, defense and intelligence companies

Our deep understanding of the industry and collaborative philosophy has enabled us to become the firm of choice among the aerospace and defense community.

Our Mission

Acorn Growth Companies was founded to provide an alternative to the traditional private equity firm interested solely in opportunistic transactions and exit strategies. We are interested in creating value and meeting objectives for our companies and their customers, for our investors and for ourselves.

Investment History