Hey all,

I'm gearing up for a search and am looking to socialize with some potential investors. It seems like there are well-defined paths for financing traditional searches and smaller SBA deals but less documented for self-funded deals in the $5-20mil range. I'm looking to search locally in Florida in the $2-20mil size range and would love to connect with folks who might participate in the upper end of that range.

For a short background, I spent 4 years as a lower-middle-market lender followed by 6 years in a top leadership role at a mid size company. I led a sale process and we sold the business earlier this year in the low 8 figures. So I've got some comfort in certain areas but feel a little light on the investor network.

If anyone would like to chat or has a recommendation I'd love to hear from you!