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 and presentations.

The 2018 Agenda is forthcoming. The 2017 Agenda was as follows:

  • 8:00am: Registration & Coffee
  • 9:00am: Opening Keynote. Explore various models used to launch a search. 
  • 10:00am: Choosing Your Model & Raising Capital. Learn how investors evaluate searchers. 
  • 11:00am: Going International. Assess the added challenges and opportunities of a non-US search.
  • 11:00am: Closing The Deal. Investigate the processes of a search fund acquisition.
  • 12:00pm: Lunch & Networking. Eat lunch with Investors, Searchers, and CEOs.
  • 1:00pm: Searching & Prospecting. Compare strategies and tactics for finding a company to acquire.
  • 2:00pm: The First 100 Days. Evaluate the main challenges, best practices and tactics of managing your business post-acquisition.
  • 2:00pm: Franchising and Roll-ups.  Explore both business models in the US and abroad.
  • 3:00pm: Meet the Investors. Hear from the capital providers.
  • 4:00pm: Closing Keynote
  • 5:00pm: Networking Cocktails & Light Appetizers

Link to the 2017 Agenda with speakers included for each panel.

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