Archive | January, 2011

Search Fund Workshop

25 Jan

Join the GEA this Wednesday, January 26th, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 p.m. for a case study workshop on Search Funds taught by Rick Hunt and Bret Fund. The location has not been determined yet, an email will be sent out this week with more information. Lunch will be provided by Jimmy John’s Subs. See below for an overview of Search Funds.

Make sure to RSVP at if you plan to attend.

In this workshop we will explore the use of Search Funds and use the case method to review an actual scenario of application. Please review the Stanford case attached titled “Aero Logistics.” This will enable all of us to be up to speed on the basics of Search Funds so that we can jump write into a deeper discussion.

Conceived in 1984, the search fund is an investment vehicle in which investors financially support an entrepreneur’s efforts to locate, acquire, manage and grow a privately held company. The model offers relatively inexperienced professionals with limited capital resources a quick path to managing a company in which they have a meaningful ownership position. In a search fund, capital is raised in two stages: (1) to fund the search (“search capital”) and (2) to fund the acquisition of a company (“acquisition capital”). The search capital is used to pay the search fund principal(s) a modest salary and cover administrative and deal-related expenses over a two to three year period while he (they) search for an acquisition. Once a target acquisition is identified and negotiated, the search fund entrepreneur(s) raises the acquisition capital to purchase the company. (Source: Stanford GSB)


Oskars Blue’s Brewery Tour and Speaker

11 Jan

The GEA and Marketing Group are sponsoring an event at Oskar Blues on Thursday, January 13 at 6pm. This event includes a brewery tour, dinner (w/beer!) and a talk by Chad Melis, Director of Marketing at Oskar Blues. Feel free to drop in and leave at any point during the event.

Everyone is welcome to come for the tour and talk, but we have a cap of 30 to provide dinner. Please RSVP below if you plan on attending. (If you already RSVP’d please do not RSVP again)

Please remember to drink responsibly and be safe at this event! We don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Any questions? Contact Connie at 607-624-8143
See below for details.

When: January 13, 2011, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Oskar Blue’s Brewery and Homemade Liquids and Solids, Longmont

What: Come learn more about Oskar Blues Brewery and Marketing for an entrepreneurial company! We will start off with a Brewery Tour than head over to the restaurant for some food and beer. Chad Melis, Director of Marketing, will be speaking to us about canned beer and more. Don’t worry if you can’t come to the tour, stop by at 6:30 for the talk and some food.

Dinner (Provided): BBQ Pork or Chicken sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Salad, and 1 Beer

See the schedule below:

5:30pm – Meet in front of Koebel for Carpool

6:00pm – Brewery tour at Oskar Blues Brewery
1800 Pike Rd, Unit B
Longmont, Colorado 80501

6:30 pm – Drinks and Food at Home Made Liquids and Solids
(A block from the Brewery, right off the Diagonal)
1555 S Hover Rd
Longmont, Colorado 80501

7:00pm – Speaker – Chad Melis, Director of Marketing

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