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Search Fund Accelerator – Coaching Organization in the Search Fund World

Search Fund Accelerator – Coaching Organization in the Search Fund World


Search Fund Accelerator (SFA), an innovative accelerator and investment fund designed for entrepreneurs who want to buy and grow small businesses, announces the publication of a new entrepreneurial finance book featuring a chapter written by SFA’s CEO and Founder, Timothy Bovard. Published by Cambridge University Press, Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures provides entrepreneurs, students and early-stage investors with real-world advice, case studies, and success stories from entrepreneurship experts and academics. Bovard wrote Chapter 14, Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (2): ‘Searchers’, based on his experience acquiring and managing businesses, running Search Fund Accelerator, and teaching entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Columbia Business School. In his chapter, Bovard shares insights on the entire Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition process from choosing a path to acquiring the business. Overall, the publication provides a comprehensive perspective on considering entrepreneurial ventures, securing funding, and managing a small but fast growing companies. He joins several authors who contributed chapters on venture capital, managing intellectual property, exiting a business, and more. The book includes learning objectives, definitions, case studies as well as media perspectives to help readers absorb the book’s lessons. Entrepreneurial Finance was edited by Luisa Alemany, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, and Job J. Andreoli, Nyenrode Business University/New Business School. It is available for purchase in paperback through the Cambridge University Press site. Job Andreoli said, “Our book features a full coverage of Entrepreneurial Finance from funding creative ideas to harvesting successful startups and scaleups. We are grateful to Timothy for writing a such a comprehensive chapter on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition.” About Timothy Bovard Timothy Bovard is the Founder and CEO of Search Fund Accelerator (SFA), a highly innovative accelerator and investment fund, designed to help entrepreneurs find, buy and manage outstanding companies. Bovard has also been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD since 2003. He teaches the popular MBA elective “Realizing Entrepreneurial Potential” focusing on Entrepreneurship through Acquisition. He is the co-creator of “Your First Hundred Days”, a unique learning experience that plunges students into managing a company they acquire. He has written numerous cases on Entrepreneurship through Acquisition. Since, 2016, Bovard also teaches in the MBA program at Columbia Business School, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences on ETA. About Search Fund Accelerator SFA is the first accelerator in the search fund world. Since its inception in 2015, SFA has built a proven model by focusing on the success of its searchers and CEOs. Each year, SFA works with a select cohort of searchers to help them find and acquire excellent companies and manage them successfully as equity-owning CEOs. While leading their own teams, SFA searchers benefit from unlimited coaching from SFA’s six-member staff, outside advisors, and the other searchers. SFA advises them as they evaluate targets, prepare offers, design capital structures, conduct due diligence, and work with lawyers, sellers and bankers to close their deal. SFA also provides 100% of the equity needed from a fund of committed capital. To learn more, please connect with Search Fund Accelerator on Facebook or Twitter or visit us at searchfundaccelerator.com

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