2017-01-27. "Search Funds To The Rescue." Handelsblatt Global - The European Business Daily..
"German business owners and politicians have been struggling with for years: Finding qualified people to help run the companies of the German Mittelstand. A few young MBA's are stepping up to follow this path to Entrepreneurship instead of traditional Investment Banking and Private Equity jobs."
"Dallas has had a number of active Entrepreneurship through Acquisition searchers including searching Simone and Malcolm Collins of Collins Family Ventures, successful acquirers Nick Padlo of Graycourt Capital, Andy Love of Behavioral Health Group and Clayton Collins of Riomar Capital"
2017-01. "Why Many Entrepreneurs Are Turning to a ‘Search-Fund’ Model." D Magazine..
"Dallas has had a number of active Entrepreneurship through Acquisition searchers including searching Simone and Malcolm Collins of Collins Family Ventures, successful acquirers Nick Padlo of Graycourt Capital, Andy Love of Behavioral Health Group and Clayton Collins of Riomar Capitall"
2017-01. "Buying Your Way into Entrepreneurship." Harvard Business Review..
"Chronicles lessons from three MBA's as they searched for and became CEO's of the businesses they purchased to become entrepreneurs."
2016-09-03. "Private Equity for Absolute Beginners." The Economist - Digital and Print Edition..
"Funded; Searchers: Lucas Braun and Ryan Robinson, GSB-2007; Search Name: Brown Robin Capital; Acquired: OnRamp - IT Services; Location: Austin, TX"
2016-09-02. "Appreciating the Big Role of Small Businesses." Wall Street Journal..
"Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School highlights the role of SME's in the economy and the renewed interest that MBA's have in learning about them in an HBS course."
2016-07-15. "Selling a Business Involves More Than Money." New York Times..
"Seller's perspectives on when and how to sell their business."
2016-03-25. "Why More MBAs Should Buy Small Businesses." Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneurship, March 25, 2016..
"The authors of the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business (HBR Press, 2016) think that concerns about the “risk” of searching for a business to buy are misplaced and that searching is less risky than other career paths that are traditionally considered more stable for graduating MBA's."
2016-03-16. "You’ve Bought a Small Business. Now What?." New York Times, Entrepreneurship, March 16, 2016..
"Trish, James and Palmer Higgins searched and bought Seebreeze Property Services, describing their first 6 months of ownership transition. Randy Shayler, who bought a musical instrument rental company in Reading, Pa., took over the entire ownership of the 93-year-old business, Zeswitz Music, three years ago and relates the impact that an HBS course had on his career path."
2015-09-25. "What it Takes to be a Search Fund Entrepreneur." Stanford Graduate School of Business, Insights, September 25, 2015..
"Coley Andrews, GSB-2009, Co-Founder of Pacific Lake, says that acquiring an existing company has lower risks than starting your own business."
2015-09-09. "A Path for Entrepreneurs, When a Start-Up Is Not the Goal." New York Times, September 9, 2015..
"James Higgins, 31, his wife, Trish, 29, and his brother Palmer, 27, formed a self funded search and purchased a snow removal and landscaping company in southern Maine. Devin Mackoff, 29, also bought a landscaping business, with revenue of $250,000 to $500,000 annually, on Cape Cod."
2015-03-29. "Entrepreneurs use business school tool to buy companies globally." Financial Times, Feature of the Week, March 29, 2015..
"IESE published study on Search Funds reviewed. Description of Spanish Searcher Marc Bartomeus, an MBA graduate from MIT Sloan, at Airol purchased a plastics packaging company in Spain."
2014-12-02. "How to Buy a Business When you Have no Collateral." Forbes - Entrepreneurs..
"Self-funded; Searchers: Alex Livingston, HBS-2013 and Eddie Santillan, HBS-2013; Search Name: Redwood Management Partners; Unique: Using SBA funding"
2014-08-07. "The Search Fund Model: How To Become A 28-Year-Old CEO." Forbes, August 7, 2014..
"Chris Hendriksen (GSB-2006), who raised a funded-search and became the owner/operator of a small healthcare business, which he and his partner grew to over $30 million in revenue and recently sold to a private equity firm."