This week we speak with ^Searchfunder member‌ on the latest episode in the ETA regional mini-series. Bruno launched the first traditional search fund in France in 2018, Lea transmission SAS. Since acquiring, Bruno is the current president of Haas Automation in France and Spain. He also completed his MBA at IESE Business School and worked as an associate director of MBA admissions there. During the episode, Bruno shares how he discovered the model during his MBA and how he initially thought it was a model that could only work in the US. Bruno also talks about the challenges of finding investors in France who were not familiar with the model but managed to secure US investors who were keen on investing in the French market. Bruno also talks about deal sourcing, capital markets and operational dynamics in the French market. This is truly a fantastic conversation and a great primer for anyone considering searching or investing in France. Enjoy!

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