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25.09.20 01:52 AM - Comment(s)

Search funds allow an individual or group of partners to become small business Operators by first sourcing (meaning “searching for”) a company for sale, and then acquiring it, operating it for several years, and, finally, exiting (or “having a significant re-cap to buy out investors”). These individ...

27.07.20 01:04 AM - Comment(s)

Saying that search funds can be broken down into something as simple as acquiring and running a business that was founded and built by someone else may be an oversimplification, but it is roughly correct. When you think of it this way, it's not crazy to say that the concept has existed for generatio...

27.07.20 01:02 AM - Comment(s)

Self-funded search is for those who want to operate their own business. The important distinction here is that self-funded Searchers don’t aim to operate just any old business; they want to operate theirs. If you want to be an Owner-Operator and not just a highly-incentivized CEO, then this is the b...

27.07.20 12:54 AM - Comment(s)

As we progressed through the late 2010s, these accelerator and solo-sponsor models started to gain traction. There are at least 7 or 8 such firms offering a new way to search. Each of them brings their own unique flavor to the field (with differences in everything from geographic focus, level of day...

27.07.20 12:52 AM - Comment(s)

Most studies, articles, and stories about search funds are based on the traditional model. This model requires more work than the others up front. Traditional search involves cold-calling dozens of potential investors until you find enough to finance a salary, office costs, DD costs, etc. In this mo...

27.07.20 12:49 AM - Comment(s)

After you've done your diligence on the industry of search funds but before you decide to get started yourself, you should spend some time thinking about time. Is now the right time to start searching? Ask yourself, Why do I want to search?

  

Search is a deeply personal choice. Each of the ...

26.07.20 09:00 PM - Comment(s)