INVESTOR PREFERENCES & DEPLOYMENT OF FUNDS

I am curious to better understand a number of data points on the SF investing landscape:

  • Are investors in aggregate taking smaller pieces of more deals or seeking to concentrate their investments in fewer deals to capture the limited deal-flow available to them.

  • Would investors prefer to concentrate investment or prefer to take a fraction of as many deals as they can access?

  • There appears to be some degree of bifurcation between folks who will invest in: Search funds / Self-funded searchers and partner searches. Are most SF investment funds structured to focus on larger shares of ownership in some deals or of traditional searchers funds?

  • How much capital is the average investor (fund) deploying into each SF deal?

  • What is the estimated flow of new capital into the space on an annual basis?

    - Is the flow of new capital keeping up with demand in general and demand for what would otherwise be deemed “premium deals” or searchers from Ivy League?



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