Southern Alpha Equity Partners is not your typical private equity fund, strategic acquirer or venture capital fund - we are search fund - long-term investors.
So what is a search fund anyway? A search fund is an entrepreneurial investment vehicle that enables entrepreneurs and experienced business managers to buy one company and commit all of their time, energy, capital and efforts to long-term success of your acquired company. Capital is raised to finance the search for, and acquisition of, the company (Please see the Investors tab for a listing of committed investors). The founder of the fund - Nicholas M. Browner - will assume full-time responsibility as President/CEO for managing the acquired company's day-to-day operations.
Search funds are an alternative asset class which provide investors the opportunity to back and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and to own equity in an established, profitable, and scalable privately-held small-to-medium sized company. Additionally, search funds serve an under-represented and under-served segment of the private equity market, that offers small business owners:
an unique and well-positioned succession plan and partnership approach;
an different kind of partnership;
continual preservation of your legacy, protection of your employees, stakeholders, and community partners; and
an entrepreneur that can take your company to the next-level and build and grow into something you'd be very proud of.