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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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From Classroom to CEO: Judd Lorson '17 and His Journey in Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

By: A. J. Wasserstein November 9, 2018

On Friday, November 2, 2018 Yale SOM alum Judd Lorson jumped into the arena as a first-time entrepreneur by acquiring Ft. Lauderdale based Alliance CAS.  Lorson graduated from Yale SOM in 2017 with the explicit goal of pursuing an entrepreneurial career by purchasing, rather than starting, a...

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