I started a self-funded search fund a little over a year ago, but some of the deals I've been looking at recently are going to need significantly more capital to close.

To that end I am now looking at the independent sponsor model and would love some advice from this community as to the best way to go about it.

I have an off-market deal in an industry that I possess 25 years of operational experience in, who's EBITDA is roughly $8 million a year.

This first target would act as a platform company in order to make additional acquisitions down the road for ancillary services that service the same market.

I would like to find a partner with corporate m&A experience who wants to take a ride on this bus with me.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions from my friends in the search funder community.