A search fund is an investment vehicle through which an entrepreneur with proven operating experience raises funds from investors to buy a company in which they wish to take an active, day-to-day leadership role.
A small group of investors back operating managers to search for a target company to buy. Post acquisition, the general managers of the search fund take operating roles in the acquired company supporting an orderly leadership transition for a retiring entrepreneur.
We have cultivated a rolodex and extensive network of Search Funds who we actively stay in touch with due to their heightened interests in attractive Canadian-based private market opportunities. Contact us to learn our insight when considering growth equity or an outright sale of your business.
While most private companies and real estate transactions focus on the sell side, sophisticated entrepreneurs engage the Shaughnessy Group to outsource and reduce their fixed internal cost by collaborating with us on their targeted buy-side search.
We are a national full-service financial and business advisory firm. Our team members have decades of corporate finance and operating experience across variety of industries originating, sourcing, structuring, closing; mergers, acquisitions, debt, equity, securitizations, capital raising, joint-venture, alliance and supplier transactions for some of the best-known public and privately held Canadian companies.
Over the years, we have been in your shoes when it comes to buying a business and from that experience developed a professionally managed process well suited for companies looking to grow through acquisition.
The Canadian private company acquisition process and the role of the mergers and acquisitions advisor
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