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Relay-backed searchers Malcolm and Simone Collins of Family Collins Ventures have taken on the hyper-competitive Travel & Leisure global market with their purchase of Travelmax.
VIA GESTION.PE – Relay Investments-backed Collins Family Ventures’ purchase of Travelmax is making big news in one of its high-potential South American travel & leisure markets: Peru.
For the ones with talent, discipline, and drive, Search Funds put entrepreneurs at the helm of a small but profitable vessel, and open up the entire open skies of commerce for exploration.
The investment thesis undergirding Search Funds is that a stable and profitable company can be grown by a driven, ambitious, and well-prepared MBA graduate.
In the 20+ years since Search Funds were invented at Stanford Business School, they have become one of the fastest-growing niches in the alternative asset management space.
Search Funds have returned 34-37% IRR over the last 30 years for several reasons. One of the most overlooked is the superior deal-sourcing Searchers deploy.
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“Sandro and Martin have been very helpful and easy to reach. They provide great feedback on the opportunities presented and valuable insights and advice on each phase of the search.”
“I’ve been able to count on the support of Martin and Sandro at every turn. They are more than investors in my search fund — they invest in my personal development and commit to my success as an entrepreneur. Their guidance to me as a solo searcher is that much more important.”
“Sandro and Martin are great investors and advisors. They are very generous with their time and give prompt and sincere feedback, which is essential for any searcher undergoing the search process.”
“Sandro and Martin have been a terrific resource…for their industry knowledge, personal experience, and extensive network of operators. We look forward to a long partnership with them.”
“Relay Investments has been an instrumental sounding board…Particularly during difficult decisions, the Team is a key contributor to the ongoing success of Grupo Torre Médica.”
“Martin is an exceptional board member. By leveraging his expertise and connections, we have been able to smoothly transition and grow the business to the next level.”
“Sandro and Martin drive a strong investor-searcher relationship. Their global investing experience provided me valuable insights into my own deal in the DR. They’re always quick to respond and offer specific guidance– I know I can always count on their support. I truly enjoy working with Relay.”
“We could not have achieved our stellar outcomes without the benefit of Sandro’s counsel…Sandro and Relay understood our “software as a service” business, were active from our initial search stage, and were available at key decision points during our 7-year hold period.”
“Sandro and Martin are invested in us personally…At every stage of the process, they act with objectivity, consistency and conviction. Relay Investments ‘walks the walk’ in delivering differentiating characteristics of a search fund investor.”
“Martin and Sandro were instrumental in helping us launch our search fund. Their expertise in emerging markets was especially important to us since our target search is focused in Argentina”
“No one seeks to create more value-added networking opportunities than Sandro and Martin. They draw from years of experience in the search investment process…And with Sandro on my board, I see firsthand how he channels this experience into growing the business and investment.”
“Noch wichtiger als die rein finanzielle Unterstützung ist bei jedem unternehmerischen Unterfangen die Expertise, die einem erfahrene Investoren bieten können. Relay zeichnet sich aus unserer Sicht genau durch diesen kooperativen Ansatz aus, bei dem bereitwillig Wissen vermittelt wird und so langfristige Werte geschaffen werden.”
“Martin is a very valuable board member…He helps me cut through the noise with objective advice and critiques. Experienced operators, both Martin and Sandro are very supportive of the entrepreneur, highly responsive, and willing to help…”
“In pioneering a search fund within a new geography, I encountered unique challenges. Sandro’s and Martin’s guidance and ongoing support based on years of working with international search fund entrepreneurs were priceless in crossing these hurdles.”
“As seasoned operators and investors, Sandro and Martin have offered invaluable support throughout all phases of our search and acquisition. As board member, Sandro brings immense insight…”
“Sandro understands the challenges of acquiring and growing a business…Relay Investments has been an important partner for Repli, S.L. and a key element in our success…They are extremely supportive both in good and tough times.”
“During our search phase, Sandro and Martin were always very helpful, evaluating companies and deals, contributing their know-how…Key for Searchers going through the search phase, given significant deals and data to evaluate, is this type of very beneficial and open-channel searcher-investor relationship…”
“I count on The Relay Team for their enormous resource during the entire fundraising process. Sandro and Martin are invaluable because of their global investing experience, are very responsive, and down to earth. They have become a core part of Maestrale Capital since day 1.”
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