Hello Search Funder Community,

My name is Ben Carney, and I am excited to join this vibrant and knowledgeable community. I am a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate from Drexel University, where I majored in Finance. My next chapter involves embarking on a full-time role as a Financial Analyst at GS. While this opportunity will undoubtedly be a valuable learning experience, I have realized a deep-seated interest in another sphere of Finance - Mergers and Acquisitions.

This realization came to me during my final term at Drexel, a rather late but enlightening discovery. As I delved into courses on M&A and Advanced Financial Modelling, I found myself engrossed in the complexities and intricacies of the deal process. Each step, from due diligence to financial modelling, from comps to negotiations, resonated with me in a way that no other aspect of my studies had before. It sparked a passion within me that I am now eager to explore further and hone in a real-world setting.

From my understanding, search funds offer an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the M&A process in a hands-on and lean manner. I am eager to apply my budding skills and experience, not solely for my personal growth but primarily to support and add value to the endeavors of others within this community.

I am here, and I am offering my help. If you're amidst the process of sourcing deals, conducting due diligence, or wrestling with financial modeling, and could use an enthusiastic and dedicated helping hand, please do not hesitate to reach out. It would be an honor to support you in your journey of finding and growing the ideal company.

Feel free to connect with me if you see a potential for collaboration or even just to engage in an enriching conversation about M&A and finance.