Australia's First Traditional Search Fund australia entrepreneurship through acquisition investing search experience search funds

Alex Simmons is the founder of Voyager Equity, Australia's first traditional Search Fund launched in early 2019. Before launching that fund, Alex was a manager with Partners in Performance in Sydney and prior to that, an investment manager in the UK. He's had some interesting experience across...

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Search Fund Accelerators thru the eyes of the Searcher entrepreneurship through acquisition search experience

Rob Gaunt is the Chief Executive Officer of Ace Training who recently took on that role after successfully completing an acquisition of it as a searcher.

Through his time searching, Rob had the opportunity to look at a whole range of businesses across Australia before pinning one down to acquire,...

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The Four Seasons of Search entrepreneurship through acquisition podcast search experience

In this episode, I talk about the four seasons of search. I think the seasons of the year are a great metaphor to help searchers understand their own journey and the different 'seasons' they will find themselves in along the way.

This episode is for all those people out there that are thinking...

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Lending to Searchers - the US experience search experience search funds

In this episode of "The Next Step," I'm talking to Heather Endresen. She's the director of Search Funds Lending at Live Oak Bank in California, United States.

I found it really interesting chatting with Heather because she has actively sought out to build a division within the bank she...

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The pros and cons of the Self Funded Search entrepreneurship through acquisition search experience search funds

On this episode of "The Next Step", I speak to Michael Chew. He's the Managing Director of Flywheel Effect, a self-funded search vehicle based in Melbourne, and looking for deals across Australia.

I've known Michael for about six months, since he first thought about starting a search. It's been...

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Insights from the Search Phase podcast search experience

In this episode of The Next Step, I speak with Greg Green. Greg is the  director of Single Trail Capital.

We focus a lot of the conversation around his experience in the search phase and shed some light on what it's actually like to be in the trenches of conducting a search, what things...

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The Searcher Experience : A report from the front line! podcast search experience search funds

Nick Bamford is the Managing Director of SRO Technology. SRO is actually one of my own companies (that I purchased as a self-funded searcher many years ago) so it's really exciting to be able to interview Nick and let him share some of the backstory on how he began as a searcher himself,...

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