About Us

Acorn Growth Companies is a middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace, defense, intelligence, and space markets. Acorn invests in operating companies that strive to enhance global mobility, protect national interests, and develop next-generation intelligence gathering technology. Acorn has a proven 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 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.

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.

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Our Focus

Acorn maintains the core focus of achieving superior, long-term returns by investing in our area of expertise...aerospace, defense, intelligence, and space technology 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.