Search Fund Accelerator talk with founder Tim Bovard - Thurs 10/11 5:00-6:00 in N300

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Be a CEO!

Speak with Tim Bovard, founder of Search fund Accelerator:
- Info Session 10/11 5:00-6:00pm in N300
- Gathering at Cafe Think after the info session
- One-on-one meetings the next morning

From Tim:
If you want to buy and run a business as an equity-owning CEO, Search Fund Accelerator was designed for you. SFA works with select entrepreneurs to provide them the support they need to successfully find, acquire, and manage outstanding companies, while experiencing the excitement and satisfaction of running their business, and building personal financial wealth.

SFA, the premier coaching organization in the ETA universe, was created to eliminate the high rates of failure traditional searchers face: 70% fail under the traditional model.

Now in its 4th year, SFA has quickly built a formidable track record: all four 2015 searchers are CEOs, two of whom completed recaps in under two years and already returned 2x the invested capital; three of four 2016 searchers have bought companies and the fourth is under LOI; one of four 2017 searchers are also under LOI; and the five 2018 searchers are fully launched.

SFA aims for 100% success. It starts with an intense 3-week boot camp that quickly gets searchers up the learning curve using its extensive IP, including proprietary techniques, best practices and technologies that SFA has developed based on over 50,000 hours of experience.

The 5-member SFA team provides searchers with unequaled coaching to help them refine their processes and better assess deals. Post-acquisition, the coaching continues, enhanced by the in- depth company knowledge and the strong relationships that have been built and proven.

SFA searchers have access to many other resources: a dedicated fulltime analyst, a team of interns, a team of due diligence advisors, support from other SFA searchers and CEOs, and access to a formidable roster of investors who serve as mentors and board members. To finance its searchers’ deals, SFA provides 100% of the equity needed from a dedicated fund of committed capital, and sources senior debt from its exclusive banking partner.

SFA offers its searchers best-in-class economics. SFA searchers consistently pay lower multiples for better quality companies with high growth potential. They also benefit from paying no “step-up” on search costs, no preferred return to investors, and significantly lower transaction costs. This translates to higher returns for our searchers. Finally, SFA searchers have fully committed investors with whom they build strong, trusting bonds in a supportive culture where everyone’s incentives are uniquely and perfectly aligned. SFA is the ultimate partner.

We are now looking for the entrepreneurs who will join SFA’s 5th annual cohort of future CEOs next summer. We’d like to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Please join our Info Session to find out more.

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2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States