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Second Squared

We are an accelerator for Search Funds in Australia. We work with searchers, investors, business owners and industry mentors to create and nurture an eco-system in which search funds thrive. Our range of services and acceleration programs enable “talented-entrepreneurs” to find, buy and grow an existing business that is ready to be taken to the next level.

Searchers

Do you have what it takes to be a searcher? We work…

Investors

Are you an investor? We believe in backing the person not just…

Business Owners

Are you a business owner? Despite a desire to exit in the…

Mentors

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Our mentors work closely with…

Advisors

Searchers need advisors and consultants who understand the specific challenges faced in…

The search fund concept

A search fund is an investment vehicle, which allows aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to search for, acquire, manage and grow a company. The search fund concept originated in 1984 in the US and has become increasingly well known among business schools and private investors.

 

Australian Searchers

Entrepreneurship is not just about startup or developing the next best app or product. It’s also about growing value by thinking differently in any business, including one that you buy.

In Australia there is a unique opportunity, the estimated market value of businesses with baby-boomer owners that will need to change hands in the decade is ~$3.5 trillion. This is a massive shift in control and value which will impact the prosperity of the Australian economy (Dr Richard Schrapnel, Pitcher Partners (2014)).

For many of these businesses, the ideal purchaser is a talented entrepreneur that can take them to the next level.

+75% of Australian SME and family businesses have no succession plan. Leaving an estimated $3.5 trillion gap in the market (Source: 2014 Swinburne University)

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