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The “volume game” of the search

Phil Colaco shares perspectives on the Entrepreneurship through Acquisition podcast series.


The Chicago Booth Entrepreneurship through Acquisition podcast series features all things related to search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition. Phil Colaco, Deloitte Global Corporate Finance leader and CEO of Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, draws parallels between Deloitte’s investment banking arm and the Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) search in this episode. Phil elaborates on strategies to maximize chances of success in a search, the importance of partners, and trends in lower-middle market acquisitions.

The podcast series is hosted by Brian O’Connor, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and managing partner of NextGen Growth Partners.

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