Answered By: Poping Lin
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2021     Views: 356

Buying a Small Business Pt2: Search funds (For HBS Alumni)

Would you point me to some guides and best practices related to search funds?


You may begin with the following:

  • Search Funds – a website by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Resources include the most recent studies on the Search Fund asset class, links to panel video discussions, and publications about Search Fund model.
  • Search Funds: Best Practices for the Search Phase” by CES Stanford, 11/2014 -- Filled with input from experienced searchers, operators, and investors, this document aims to be a potential blueprint for searchers during the search phase. (Suggested prior reading: “Search Fund Primer” available on the Stanford Graduate School of Business website. Free sign up required.)