Search funds started over 30 years ago, and there is now valuable information available.

 

Below are selected references and resources we think might be helpful.

Here you will find a timely note regarding managing in a crisis: Letter To A Young Operator

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Recommended Reading

Chicago Booth PCEI, Emerging Tools for Search Fund Acquisitions: Employee Stock Ownership Plans

 

Chicago Booth PCEI, The Evolution of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

 

Entrepreneur, Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

 

Ernst & Young, Enabling Entrepreneurs

Financial Times, Some prefer buying a business to building it from scratch

 

Financial Times, Entrepreneurs use business school tool to buy companies globally

 

Financial Times, Graduates hunt for ‘search fund’ success

 

Forbes, Acquiring Companies Without Money: The Rise of Fundless Search Models

 

Forbes, Stanford’s B-School Sensation: Plot A Takeover In Two Weeks

 

Forbes, The Search Fund Model: How To Become A 28-Year Old CEO

 

Fortune, Offering an Exit Strategy for Aging European Business Owners

Handelsblatt Global, Search Funds To The Rescue

Harvard Business Review, Buying Your Way into Entrepreneurship

 

Harvard Business Review, Retiring Boomers Should Consider Selling Their Companies to Millennials

Harvard Business Review, What Family Businesses Can Learn from the Military

 

Harvard Business Review, Which MBAs Make More: Consultants or Small-Business Owners?

Harvard Business Review, Why More MBAs Should Buy Small Businesses

Harvard Business Review, Why You Should Buy a Business (and How to Do It)​

IESE SFC, Considerations for Entrepreneurial Acquisitions

IESE SFC, 2018 International Search Fund Study: Selected Observations

IESE SFC, Re-Thinking Search Fund Incentive Structures

 

IESE SFC, Search Funds, a High Potential Asset Class

 

IESE SFC, Search Funds-What has made them Work?

LAVCA, Search Funds: A New Way to Find Returns

Stanford Business Insights: How CEOs-In-Waiting Buy The Companies They Want to Run

 

Stanford CES, 2018 Search Fund Study: Selected Observations

 

Stanford CES, Search Funds: Best Practices for the Search Phase

 

Stanford CES, Search Fund Primer

 

Stanford CES, What it Takes to be a Search Fund Entrepreneur

 

Stanford, Videos on Search Funds

The Economist, Seek and we shall fund

 

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Note on Search Funds

Wall Street Journal, Appreciating the Big Role of Small Businesses

Wharton, Looking for a Company to Run? Search Funds Could Be the Answer

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