NEW SEARCHER WITH DEAL EXPERIENCE: LET’S TALK SEARCH FUND
Greetings Searchfunder community!
Will Smith here (not the actor, of course). I run a self-funded investment firm focused on acquisitions where original ownership is looking to transition or retire. In addition to a passion for acquiring companies (What can I say? I enjoy the process.), I have a particular set of skills that facilitate organizational, operational and/or system/technology improvements which then drive top and bottom-line growth. My investment partner and I have executed two successful transactions over the past five years- both self-funded. Like most, we are always looking for new acquisition opportunities. That said, I look forward to connecting with other searchers in the community to share experiences. I’d really like to connect with anyone regarding search funds as a route to future acquisitions. Any perspective is both welcome and appreciated.
I invite potential partners to direct message me.
Feel free to reach out. I am always interested in meeting new people.
My Background • Management and Systems Integration Consultant. Managed post-merger system implementation initiatives for several Fortune 500 companies; Extensive Work and Supply Chain Management experience; Developed capability assessments and strategic implementation plans. Project Manager/Functional leader for projects ranging from $100K to $50M+. • Sales Account Manager. Marketed a portfolio of innovative medical devices for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures; Managed a $5.7 Million account portfolio; increased territory sales over $300K year over year; National Sales Award/Region of the Year winner. • Naval Officer (Submarine Warfare)/Nuclear Power Engineer, U.S. Navy. Completed one of the most selective and challenging training programs in the Navy; Served onboard two nuclear-powered submarines completing one Western Pacific deployment and two Atlantic SSBN Deterrent Patrols; Led a department of 231 training personnel charged with the development of over 21,000 new recruits annually. • Education: BS Economics, United States Naval Academy; MS Engineering Management, Old Dominion University; MBA Finance, Emory; Business of Healthcare Certification, Emory
Type of Search • Self-funded (Exploring Search Fund) • Targeted geographies
Criteria • Logistics/Supply-chain service; No over-the-road (OTR) trucking • Renewable Energy/Technology products or services • Healthcare Products/Technology • Light manufacturer or service businesses • B2B or B2C • Original ownership preferred • EBITDA: $1.0 - $5.0 Million+
Geographies • Southeast (Primary) • Mid-Atlantic • Midwest • Northeast