I am in the early days of launching my Search Fund in South Africa, a market without a history of many other Search Funds yet.

I would like to speak to other searchers who have successfully searched in similar, more emerging markets - especially around:
1) Marketing your country to US investors - what questions did investors ask, what was your legal structure, what barriers did you face?
2) List building in more emerging markets - how did you go about building lists, what services did you find helpful, how much mass outreach were you able to do?
3) Building team of advisors for due diligence - did you successfully negotiate to pay for deal costs on completion of a deal, did you only use local

Would like to hear stories from those with both successful and unsuccessful outcomes.