A deal I had been working on just fell through. After a little over 2 months of diligence, great rapport with the owner and their management team, it became clear that the company (a service business) had inflated margins when compared to its peers.

I identified some adjustments that needed to be made and brought this up with the seller, who didn't accept. It was a hard decision, but I couldn't afford to overpay for the company.

Any advice on moving on from a broken deal? I'm a traditional funded searcher and still have about another year.