Search Funds: An MBA Shortcut to the C-Suite

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Chris Lueck had entrepreneurial ambitions coming into business school, but like many MBA students, he ended up interning at an investment bank after his first year at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Lueck quickly changed course in his second year when his classmate Tom Tzakis suggested the two start a search fund, an alternative investment vehicle that would allow them to raise capital from investors to buy, run, and grow a privately held company.

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