Managing Director of Acorn Equity (Fund Manager)
Co-Founding Shareholder of Acorn Private Equity (holdco).
Carl is a qualified chartered accountant with several years of successful private equity and investment experience at international level. His background in entrepreneurial enterprises and family businesses, together with his experience in fund management and deal structuring, complements the team’s skill set. Carl is a founding shareholder in Acorn Private Equity (holdco) and the managing director of the Fund Manager of the group. Carl and Pierre are listed as key individuals with the FSB.
BRIEF HISTORY: Carl comes from a strong entrepreneurial and family business background. After his traineeship in Cape Town, Carl accepted a position in Miami, USA where he was part of a core team that provided valuation and investment advice to private equity and real estate clients in Miami (e.g. Whitehall, Trump Group, Berkshire Hathaway). Through Carl´s dealings with Whitehall and Goldman Sachs, he was subsequently recruited to the head-offices of the Westmont Group in London. Carl was the global investment controller on their private equity ventures. Westmont is one of the largest privately owned investors in private equity in the world with several billion US dollars under management. Carl resigned from Westmont to join Pierre in heading up Acorn Private Equity.