2nd International Search Fund Conference - October 27-28, 2016

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Barcelona, October 27-28, 2016


The 2nd International Search Fund Conference will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016, at IESE in Barcelona. At the inaugural International Search Fund Conference in April 2015, over 180 attendees, including twenty searchers and CEOs from four continents and investors from the United States and Europe, learned from in-depth discussions on ideas and issues involving search funds. As one U.S. serial investor stated, “The event far exceeded my expectations. The panels were truly world class, producing valuable insights for all.”


Over the past twenty years search funds have been very successful in the United States and Canada. As an innovative way for a young entrepreneur to run his or her own business and a unique investment opportunity for investors, the search fund model has generated outstanding overall returns and is now growing in popularity in Europe and other parts of the world.

The conference is also designed to introduce the funded search model to aspiring entrepreneurs and investors interested in a new entrepreneurial investment model.

In addition to the program, this event will include opportunities for search fund entrepreneurs to meet with their investors, and investors to meet with each other and with different international searchers and to learn more about searches outside the United States and Canada.

IESE Search Fund Center

IESE Business School has recently established a Search Fund Center committed to supporting entrepreneurs and investors from around the world who are engaged in search funds. Through our research, events, and network, we try to understand the specific challenges of search funds and provide resources to help entrepreneurs and investors make their decisions and successfully engage in this form of entrepreneurship.

In 2011, IESE agreed with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to identify and track international search funds. The latest note “International Search Funds – 2013: Selected Observations” was published by IESE in June 2014. IESE plans to update it biannually in concert with Stanford’s note on search funds in the United States and Canada and with recent data from international search funds as the number of search funds outside the United States and Canada increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at searchfunds@iese.edu

IESE Search Fund Center
IESE Business School
Avenida Pearson, 21
08034 Barcelona

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IESE Business School
Av. Pearson, 21
08034 Barcelona


Paula Sancho 
IESE International Search Fund Center