I’m a self-funded searcher leveraging brokered and proprietary outreach but I’m having trouble getting access to CIMs and getting in front of sellers via brokers. I’m assuming it’s due to my personal balance sheet. I’m looking at $750K+ EBITDA deals and have personal capital to deploy, but not enough to fund 10% of a $2.5M+ acquisition. I’m planning to raise gap capital from investors to fund my acquisition but I don’t have gap capital formally lined up.
Has anyone experienced this issue before and have any advice? Do I need to have capital formally lined up before getting access to brokered deals? I just started searching and any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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