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Search Fund Bootcamp

A bootcamp for self-funded searchers


Searching has a binary outcome: a searcher either buys a business or doesn’t. Using our experiences searching, closing and operating small businesses, we want to increase the probability of success for self-funded searchers by providing guidance, resources and access to funding – all while preserving the searcher’s majority ownership.

Who is a good fit? (Not Required)

Self-funded searchers (current and prospective) that are “financeable” by the SBA and targeting US-based businesses. The bootcamp will be especially beneficial for searchers with non-M&A leadership backgrounds (e.g., operations, military, consulting, etc.).

What do you get from the bootcamp?

The guidance and resources of Pursuant Capital, a search partner with vast experience sourcing, closing and operating small businesses; a 3-day, in-person “Bootcamp” to learn everything we know about searching, closing and transitioning; a dedicated “Deal Team” with searcher-friendly terms (SBA lender, Quality of Earnings, Legal, Insurance, Tax –  all will attend the Bootcamp); access to equity investors with deep experience in self-funded search investing; and access to past searchers who are new small business owner/operators.

Attendees also receive a data room of all actionable templates, guides, checklists, and resources presented at Bootcamp for use in their search and SMB buying process.

Live Bootcamps

The Bootcamp is a 3-day, in-person training course with Pursuant and its Deal Team in Tampa Bay, FL. The Bootcamp includes three full days of education and training (Click Here for Agenda), followed by after-hours dinner events. All food and beverage is included.

After the Bootcamp

After the Bootcamp, we will have one-hour standing monthly group calls for three months, plus an exclusive private chat room (with all prior Bootcamp attendees and the Deal Team) for sharing resources and tips with fellow searchers.

Bootcamp Fee

After acceptance into the Bootcamp, we require a $3,500 non-refundable fee. There are no other fees, but attendees do need to pay for travel and lodging.


Cohort of 10-20 searchers, Pursuant Capital, the Deal Team (SBA lender, Quality of Earnings, Legal, Insurance, Tax), and experienced self-funded search investors.

Next Steps

  1. Application (Click Here to Apply)
  2. Acceptances Announced on a rolling basis
  3. Bootcamp (Click Here for Agenda)

The $3,500 registration fee is refundable until 30 days before Bootcamp starts (subject to a $250 fee to cover our processing costs and other expenses). Less than 30 days before Bootcamp, the registration fee is non-refundable; however, you may defer registration to a future date.

Travel costs: Pursuant Capital is not responsible for reimbursing prepaid (including non-refundable) travel costs – we recommend that attendees who elect to incur travel costs for a Bootcamp schedule and purchase their accommodations with this in mind.

Pursuant Capital reserves the right to refuse registration and to cancel or modify the Bootcamp without prior notice.