Historical Investments

Acorn Black Investments (ABI) has assisted shareholders, staff and management of various businesses achieve value through timorous disposals. Informed by the businesses concerned, these transactions have ensured the continued growth and expansion of enterprises as well as the opportunities for the staff and management concerned.

EOH Holdings Ltd acquired 100% in August 2015

Siyaya Skills Institute(Pty) Ltd was one of ABIs biggest acquisitions. Siyaya Skills Institute is a longstanding training provider which is registered as a Further Education and Training College accredited with Umalusi and the Services Seta.┬áThe Institute was registered in 2001, although the directors have been involved in training and Skills Development since 1985. The company was commissioned to draft some of the first generic training material for Services SETA (SSETA), enabling Siyaya to master the challenging world of Skills Development. The members also served on various SETA Boards. Today, Siyaya Skills Institute is recognized as an experienced and highly capable specialist services provider who has successfully completed in excess of 9 000 national qualifications and learnerships since 2001 who specializes in the provision of training to the disabled community. A few of It’s clients include:

  • General Motors
  • CRH Africa
  • Nobel Resources
  • San Miguel
  • Akacia Healthcare
  • Tenneco
  • Schnellecke South Africa
  • DHL International
  • Umicore Catalytic Converters

EOH Holdings Ltd acquired 100% in August 2015

The Zusiza acquisition was born out of the association with the educational businesses. Brent Oakes, a Director of ABI, is actively involved in the day to day operation of this business. Zusiza is a consultancy company which assists client to achieve compliance at the lowest average cost. It specializes in assisting companies integrate their compliance with the Skills Development Levies Act, Employment Equity Act and Black Economic Empowerment Act as contemplated by the Codes of Good Practice. Zusiza is also a specialist disability management, recruitment and consultancy company. Some of It’s clients include:

  • Siyaya Skills Institute
  • Sabela Learning Academy
  • Cape Diving
  • Villera Wines
  • Precision Press
  • Brandhouse
  • ECCA

EOH Holdings Ltd acquired 100% in August 2015

ABI acquired a majority stake in Sabela Learning Academy to expand its educational investments. Sabela Learning Academy is an accredited training provider with the MerSeta holding approved vocational qualifications in fields as diverse as Production Technology to Business Administration Services and Wholesale and Retail Distribution.

Industro Services is a Commercial and Industrial Plumbing service. Primarily focused on commercial installations including Warehouses, Factories and Industrial sites. The business caters for new installations, renovations and repair requirements. Industro Services includes Industrial and Commercial High Pressure Drain Cleaning as well as Leak Detection. Our clients include Alpha Omega Construction, GVK Siyayzama, Dekon Construction and the Mantis Group.