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Zakib Sari, an aeronautical engineer and entrepreneur who had worked for Shell UK for several years, decided to pursue the entrepreneurship-through-acquisition path after his first year of the MBA programme at London Business School (LBS). In January 2016 he analysed several career options and concluded that the search-fund model was the best option to become the owner and CEO of an existing business.
- Understand the process in deciding to follow the entrepreneurship-through-acquisition career path and the first steps in setting up a search fund
- Learn how to evaluate the entrepreneur’s fit with the search-fund model
- Understand the different options in searching for potential target companies
- Evaluate the criteria for the search and the investment thesis
- Evaluate acquisition opportunities from a company, industry and market perspective.
|LBS Case Code:
|Analysing the entrepreneur’s fit with the search-fund model, evaluating acquisition opportunities, Search funds
|Financial, Search fund
|Europe, United Kingdom