Charollais is the only dedicated investor in Search Fund and EtA secondaries, and currently, we are investing out of our second institutional fund, Charollais Strategic Capital II. We have a particular expertise in providing liquidity to investors in the strategy because we have been involved at all stages of the search, acquisition, and management of the OpCo.
Our Principals and Advisers have made over 300 Search Fund investments, and have been at the forefront of the development of the industry as it has grown, become more international, and increasingly attracted the attention of institutional investors.
We can provide for investment gains to be immediately monetized for GPs, Searchers/CEOs, Co-Investors, Family Offices, and other participants in the industry, while often still preserving for the investor the long-term upside returns that Search Fund acquisitions have generated over a longer holding period.
We have written numerous academic articles on Search Fund investing, continue to regularly participate on industry panels, and have given Entrepreneurship-through-Acquisition lectures at top-tier MBA programs across the US.