ACTA Capital, a new boutique private equity firm based in Sydney, today announced its launch.
“ACTA Capital will bring our hands-on, operational approach to partnering with exceptional management teams to build businesses with high strategic value.
ACTA Capital will have a dual investment focus, retail and consumer brands, where we have extensive experience and see significant opportunity, and growth capital for high-potential businesses and management teams across industries.”Founder and CEO
ACTA Capital will co-manage Alceon Group’s investment in Mosaic Brands (MOZ.AX), with Richard Facioni continuing as Mosaic’s Chairman.
ACTA’s seed investment portfolio also includes Alquemie Group, a retail investment platform with a growing portfolio of owned and licensed brands, including LEGO® Certified Stores, SurfStitch and Ginger & Smart, also currently being co-managed with Alceon.
ACTA Capital today also confirmed its first growth capital investment, the management buyout of Trovon Group (formerly known as Sabre Rail) from its UK parent, partnering with Trovon’s local management team led by Managing Director John Marinos.
Trovon is a leading engineering firm specialising in rail component overhaul, with experience across mainline, high speed, freight, metro and light rail services. The investment by ACTA Capital will support Trovon’s growth in international markets and expansion into new sectors.
Richard Facioni continues: “Trovon is a perfect candidate for our growth capital investment stream. We see significant opportunity to grow the business domestically and internationally in the coming years in partnership with John and his team. Trovon will form the cornerstone investment as we seek to build a portfolio of businesses operating in the asset management and asset life extension sector, an investment thematic we are particularly excited about.”