Did you recently earn an MBA? Do you want to own a company? What factors are keeping you away from this goal? For some recent graduates, they may not have the funds, or they don't have CEO experience, or they just can't think of an idea to create a business out of. A good way to start achieving this goal, and to combat the mentioned obstacles, is to buy a small company.
Such a strategy derives from the idea of search funds, a fast-growing niche in the private equity market. By participating, recent graduates and entrepreneurs find investors to fund the former's search for a promising small company. The investors can also mentor the entrepreneur in building up the company from where it was in the market, potentially earning very high returns for both parties. In the very long term, this experience makes the entrepreneurs look incredibly attractive as CEOs for larger companies.
For more information and examples of search fund successes, read the following article from Market Business News: