Our principals are search fund veterans and experienced operators. We have searched through the search fund model. We have operated small businesses. We have the time and experience to provide the support that is essential to the searcher’s success.
We devote all of our time to ensure the searcher’s success. This is our day and night job. We are aligned in our dedication to success.
Our investor base adds a differentiated pool of knowledge (by geography and industry) to an already talented investor pool.
Our best references come from folks that we have worked with in the past.
The Principals at WSC & Company are committed to the searcher. We invest in individuals that we hope to work with for decades to come.
We are the first full-time investment firm focused on the traditional search fund model located in the southeastern United States.
With the growth of entrepreneur’s interest in the search fund model and our partners’ long history of working within the model (almost 30 combined years), WSC & Company recognized an opportunity existed to be additive to the existing ecosystem of searchers, operators, and investors.
We are exclusively focused on capitalizing on the opportunity that exists given the unprecedented transfer of private company ownership expected over the next 20 years utilizing a proven model that attracts and rewards driven entrepreneurs to lead small businesses.
We are laser focused on capturing returns in an asset class that has historically generated superior returns for investors.
We provide access to the historically, inefficient micro cap private equity market ($2-$6 million EBITDA).
We seek partnerships with investors that bring more than just capital. The search fund model is a mentorship model at its roots, so we focus on investors that would be willing to contribute to our collaboration, which will position our operating partners and portfolio companies for sustainable success.
We understand that a change of ownership transaction can be one of the most significant events in business owners’ careers.
We have worked in and with family-owned businesses for the majority of our lives. Ed Weisiger, WSC & Company’s Managing Partner, is the owner and CEO of Carolina Tractor, a third generation family-owned business.
Our searchers (operating partners) are focused on finding one business to buy and operate. Fit is incredibly important to you and them.
Our partners care about the families of the business and respect the legacy that has been established.
Take a look at our searchers and see if they remind you of a younger version of yourself.
One of our key tenets is alignment of all partners, operators and investors. If all goes well, our search fund entrepreneurs can become the single largest shareholders of the business we acquire with them. The search fund model creates an unprecedented incentive structure in private enterprises and attracts those talented individuals that desire to lead one single company to make an impact and be rewarded with a significant ownership stake.
Attract Leaders To Operations
Small businesses lack a significant supply of leaders as many who desire to operate these businesses have been attracted to high current pay jobs like consulting, investment banking, and large operating companies. We believe the search fund model attracts those leaders by offering substantial ownership upside.