NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 BOOTCAMPS!
February 8-10, 2023 (Tampa Bay, FL)
May 17-19, 2023 (Tampa Bay, FL)
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.
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.
After acceptance into the Bootcamp, we require a $2,995 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.
February 2023 & May 2023 Cohort
The February & May 2023 Cohort will be announced on a rolling basis. This group of 10-20 self-funded searchers will interact closely at the Bootcamp, while learning everything needed to succesfully search, close and trasition.
- Application (Click Here to Apply)
- Acceptances Announced on a rolling basis
- Bootcamp (Click Here for Agenda)
The $2,995 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.