The Search Fund Industry: Two Decades of Solid Performance from an Investment Perspective

Introduction Over the past 20 years, the search fund industry has proven to be a breeding ground for successful entrepreneurial ventures and lucrative investment opportunities. This once-obscure investment model has attracted significant attention, providing high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors with alternative avenues for capital deployment. While there are multiple paths to […]

Why Buying is Better than Building for Small Business Growth: Insights from Engine 2s

In today’s uncertain economic climate, many small business leaders recognize the importance of developing and accelerating alternative engines of growth for the future. These new businesses, known as “Engine 2s,” use the scale benefits of the core business to grow faster than an independent start-up could. During downturns, companies make bold moves that enable them […]

Creating Value Faster: A Playbook for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses in Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate combinations can be a powerful way for Small to Mid-Sized (SMB) businesses to create more value and growth opportunities. The goal for many SMB’s is to double or even triple revenues on the way to returning many times their initial investments. However, despite these ambitious goals, many SMB’s fail to […]

Creating a Winning Investment Thesis: How to Find the Best Businesses to Acquire as an Acquisition Entrepreneur

As an acquisition entrepreneur, finding the right business to acquire can be a daunting task. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start and what to look for. However, having a well-defined investment thesis can help you narrow down your options and find the businesses that are […]

When Does a Franchise Business Make Sense?

When you’re looking to buy or start your own company, you have several options. You could start from scratch, building your own original business from the ground up. You could buy an existing stand-alone business someone has already built. Or, you might buy into a franchise business model (either an existing business or a new […]

Buying a Business and Making it a Success

Buying a Business and Making it a Successful Business Purchase Creating a successful purchase when buying a business requires smarts, discipline and a large focus on understanding the business. More than just a simple exercise of checking the books, a successful business purchase requires paying attention to the detailed minutiae including a focus on understanding […]

What Due Diligence Is and Why It Is Important?

In the context of buying and selling businesses, due diligence refers to the research required to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal and that no surprises pop up after the transaction is finalized. Any business owner, that’s planning to make a move — either selling their own establishment or buying a new one — […]

Why Start a Business When You Can Buy an Established One Instead?

If you’ve been considering starting a business and feel overwhelmed by the work needed to get established, don’t file your entity paperwork just yet. There are many successful business owners who are ready to start the next chapter of their lives and are looking for someone like you to take over their companies. Whatever your […]