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Georgyi Vekhov '20 Launches Moscow-Based Search Fund Milestone Capital

By: A. J. Wasserstein November 24, 2020

Georgyi Vekhov has recently closed a pool of committed capital for his search fund, Milestone Capital. Vekhov, a Silver Scholar MBA while at Yale, is credited with launching the first-ever search fund in Russia. Originally from Moscow, Vekhov has worked and studied in the U.S. for several...

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Dairo Isomura '06 Launches Search Fund Radien Legacy Partners

By: A. J. Wasserstein November 5, 2020

Isomura is partnering with Rafael Alfonzo (M.I.T. Sloan School of Management 2014, The George Washington Law School 1996) for his search. Alfonzo is a veteran search fund entrepreneur who sourced, acquired, and operated a managed service provider, Datum Technologies, that focused on the...

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Michael Warady '17 Launches Sylmar Group

By: A. J. Wasserstein October 26, 2020

Michael Warady has recently closed on a pool of committed capital for his entrepreneurial and investment vehicle, Sylmar Group. Sylmar is a search fund on steroids and with a few twists. Warady and his partner, Peter Brooks (Harvard Business School 2014), seek to acquire multiple businesses in...

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Ross Butler '21 Launches Search Fund WD Capital Holdings

By: A. J. Wasserstein September 2, 2020

WDCH is an investment vehicle that Butler established to acquire a business with $1 to $3 million in annual EBITDA. He plans to purchase from an owner looking to transition out of the business, and Butler will assume the CEO role after closing the deal. “I want to be a leader and a CEO. I...

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Jack Rong ’20 Launches Canada-Based Search Fund Suncordy Pacific

By: A. J. Wasserstein July 20, 2020
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Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Rong has always been interested in entrepreneurship. He discovered the search fund concept during his time at Yale and immediately took to its approach to entrepreneurship. After taking Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, a course that focuses on the...

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Dwayne Luquetta '20 Joins Chenmark Capital Management to Pursue SME Career Path

By: A. J. Wasserstein April 24, 2020
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Dwayne Luquetta, a 2020 MBA candidate of the Yale School of Management (SOM), is joining Portland, Maine-based Chenmark Capital Management as a senior executive. Chenmark is an operating investment vehicle focused on acquiring and building premier small and medium enterprises (SME) with an...

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Sumit Aneja '14 Partners with Voxco in Growth Capital Transaction

By: A. J. Wasserstein June 11, 2019

Sumit Aneja, a Yale SOM search fund entrepreneur, has completed a transaction to recapitalize and provide growth equity capital to Voxco  – a multipoint technology solution for survey services. Voxco is a global market leader in the multi-modal survey software sector. The company’s...

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Justin Schulte '19 Launches Search Fund Project with Search Fund Accelerator

By: A. J. Wasserstein April 18, 2019

Justin Schulte eschewed the traditional job search during the second year of his Yale MBA program.  Schulte instead focused on launching a search fund – a vehicle where he could buy a business with approximately $2 million in EBITDA and immediately become the CEO of the acquired...

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