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Service Through Action - We partner with outstanding entrepreneurs to acquire small businesses.

our approach

We combine the best of private equity and search

70

+ Searchers

BETTER SUPPORT

  • We have supported over 70 searchers and many are frustrated by having to “re-create the wheel” when it comes to sourcing, diligence, valuation, structuring and operating best practices
  • We bring playbooks and best practices from large cap private equity and work hand-in-hand with our searchers to apply them to your small business search

WHO WE ARE

We partner with outstanding entrepreneurs to acquire small businesses

our approach

We combine the best of private equity and search

Service:

Service has been central to all of our careers

  • We have served together in combat in the most elite US military unit (12 total combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan)
  • Served for five years focused on counterterrorism at the Department of Homeland Security immediately after 9-11
  • We take this service-first approach to our work with the searchers and entrepreneurs with whom we work

Our Edge:

Large Cap capabilities applied to an inefficient niche

  • Our two decades of experience in large cap private equity, bulge bracket banking and CEO roles applied to a highly inefficient niche
  • We have made over 60 investments in supporting searchers and entrepreneurs acquiring small businesses
  • Asked to serve on a panel by Harvard Business School of Top 4 Investors in Search

Preferred Partner & Unique Access:

Exploding interest in search at top business schools and post-business school

  • Search is now attracting candidates from top tier military units, finance (private equity & banking) and leading corporate/tech backgrounds and top candidates internationally
  • Experienced searchers welcome our unique experience and robust support in diligence, valuation, structuring and operating
  • We have been invited to teach advanced topics in search (valuation and due diligence) at 10+ business schools

RHS: Better Support

  • We have supported over 70 searchers and we are consistently frustrated by searchers having to “re-create the wheel” when it comes to sourcing, diligence, valuation, structuring and operating best practices
  • We bring playbooks and best practices from large cap private equity and work hand-in-hand with our searchers to apply them to your small business search
  • From day one, searchers get access to a full sourcing engine and support: a dedicated CRM, access to industry databases, introductions to brokers, bankers, CEOs and river guides, and full due diligence and valuation support

what we believe

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BETTER ECONOMICS

  • For our Entrepreneurs in Residence, we invest 90%+ of the equity to support your search at salary levels commensurate with your experience
  • Mix of In-Person and Remote: EIRs attend our ten day cohort kickoff training in the Caribbean and quarterly in-person meetings; otherwise we strongly encourage our EIRs to live wherever best supports their search
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better outcomes

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  • The Problem: Lack of committed capital, ad-hoc support and inefficient diligence processes are all significant challenges when searchers look to acquire small businesses
  • Our Solution: We leverage our backgrounds in large cap private equity and PE-backed executive roles to “arm the rebels”, providing the best of private equity sourcing, diligence and operating playbooks to our searchers
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