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Find a small business. 
Become a
CEO

Seqos Capital runs a bi-annual search fund accelerator program that will help you acquire a small business and become its CEO. We use state-of-the-art technology to support you throughout your entire "Search Fund" journey. Interested in learning more about the program? Reach out below. 

THINK LIKE AN OWNER

Structured Management Buy-In via a Search Fund

You will become a major shareholder in the business and act like an owner. We only make money when you are successful, so our incentives are perfectly aligned. The search fund model has shown a consistent outperformance vis-a-vis private equity and public markets with an average ARR of 32.7%* since 1984.

 

*Standford Search Fund Observations 2020

6x
Average EBITDA
multiple

€10.5m
Average EV
at acquistion

32.7%
Average IRR
since 1984*

A program designed for you to succeed.

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Selection

1 month

Apply below and find out within one-month if you are eligible for the programme. A series of phone interviews will be followed up by case studies and aptitude tests. Once you are in we will help you refine your investment thesis and raise capital from our pool of family offices and other investors. 

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Training

1 month

During the course of the programme, we will train you in how to use tools, databases, and strategies for your search. Our network of previous successful searchers will act as mentors.

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Sourcing & Acquistion

6 - 18 months

During the search phase, our sourcing team will help you compile lists with potential targets. We will evaluate companies together with our network of senior private equity professionals and help you select the right DD advisors as well as structure the financing of the transaction. 

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Operating

~60 months

Seqos will help you transition into the acquired company and develop a 100-day action plan to get you up to speed. Our team and advisors will take board seats and be there to assist you. The program further includes executive coaching to hone your leadership skills.

COMPENSATION SCHEME

Incentives matter. We only make money when you succeed.

Performance matters. The average search fund entrepreneur generates €6.5m in Equity value over the program's duration of five years. That's on top of a competitive salary and a yearly bonus.

 

For more details hover over the boxes next to this or reach out to us.

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Pre-acquisition

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1. Median Salary

  • €110,000

2. Other support

  • Diligence budget

  • Coaching

Post-acquisition

1. Median Salary

  • €250,000

2. Equity upside

  • Median: €6.5m

  • Unlocked during the lifetime of the investment

Application process

01

APPLICATION

In order to apply to the Seqos program, please submit your CV via our application portal. 

03

INVESTMENT MEMO

We will help you craft your investment thesis and define the scope of your search fund. 

02

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The process comprises one phone interview, followed by an interview on-site. Lastly, you'll be asked to prepare a case study. 

04

ENROLLMENT

Congrats - you have joined the Seqos program. Before your start you will be provided some pre-study material to get you up to speed.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)