the FOURTH annual Search Fund Conference

Save the Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

At Harvard Business School


Diverse Events

The conference will feature a wide variety of search-related panels, presentations, and workshops.

Please see the 2018 Agenda below:

  • 7:00am: Registration, Breakfast, & Networking.

  • 8:30am: Opening Keynote.

  • 9:15am: State of Search. Latest trends and dynamics in search.

  • 9:30am: Networking Session.

  • 10:15am: Building Your Deal Team. Discuss best practices with 3rd party diligence advisors & lenders.

  • 10:15am: The Life of a Small Business CEO. Evaluate the main challenges and effective strategies of managing your business post-acquisition.

  • 10:15am: Searching Abroad. Assess the added challenges and opportunities of a non-US search.

  • 11:30am: Challenges in Search. Examine lessons learned from successful, seasoned investors.

  • 11:30am: Multi-Entity Strategies. Explore derivative business models in the search context.

  • 11:30am: Life After Search. Investigate opportunities after search and/or exit.

  • 12:30pm: Lunch & Networking. Eat lunch with Investors, Searchers, Advisors, and CEOs.

  • 1:30pm: Sales Workshop. Interactive, tactical session exploring topics such as defining sales strategy and managing and incentivizing a salesforce.

  • 1:30pm: Negotiations Workshop. Interactive, tactical session exploring topics such as negotiating the purchase & sale of a business and working with customers & suppliers.

  • 1:30pm: Search Strategies Workshop. Interactive, tactical session exploring topics such as deal sourcing, use of interns, and engaging with potential sellers.

  • 2:45pm: Networking Session.

  • 3:30pm: Closing Keynote.

  • 4:15pm: Networking Cocktails.

Please find detailed agenda here.


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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

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Please contact jramirez@mba2019.hbs.edu to discuss sponsorship opportunities.