Investment Criteria

Our exclusive industry focus and profound understanding of the market enables us to identify compelling investment opportunities through different industry cycles, quantify risk, and tailor the right investment thesis.

Our target acquisition values range from $30 - $200 million...strong financial performers...operated by highly driven leadership teams.

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Deal Generation

Our process has allowed us to build exceptional credibility in the market. We propose only what we are prepared and capable to execute.

  • High professional adherence to confidentiality and deal auction process
  • The highest standards of honesty in terms and transaction structure

We pursue compelling investment opportunities in the aerospace, defense, intelligence, and space markets that fit into the broader Acorn strategy. We look for companies that can resist down cycles and demonstrate potential to improve margins and increase shareholder value.

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Due Diligence

Our unique access to industry leaders and extensive coverage of aerospace and defense subsectors allows us to analyze factors driving the industry’s operating environment throughout the supply chain, providing real-time access to the most important data and variables impacting the company.

Our due diligence process not only validates early assumptions influencing the purchase thesis and corresponding valuation, it also creates a roadmap for the future state of the company - positioning it for optimal value.

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Competitive Advantage

Post-acquisition, our team collaborates with management to ensure the company's performance meets or exceeds the investment case. Opposite to standard private equity performance review practices, our operating model consists of daily interaction with the company's management to ensure performance is met from day one to post-closing...leading to an optimal exit strategy that aligns the future well-being of the company with maximum stakeholder returns.


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