❇️ New Podcast Episode

How this former investment banker acquired a dairy testing lab in CA

Hello SMB Deal Hunters!

🥁 I have some exciting news to share…

My new podcast interviewing successful acquisition entrepreneurs has been such a hit (thanks for all your great feedback!), that I’ve decided to start releasing new episodes every Wednesday.

Today, I’m excited to share a new interview with acquisition entrepreneur Cody Agee, a former investment banker who acquired a dairy testing lab in California after a 13-month search process.

Cody’s original plan was to pursue a search fund after getting his MBA, but after getting waitlisted by Harvard Business School 2x, he decided to take matters into his own hands and pursue a self-funded search instead.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How Cody decided between a self-funded search vs. a traditional search fund

  • The KPI he set to keep himself accountable during the search process

  • Why he bought the real estate with the business (and how he financed the transaction with an SBA loan)

  • What attracted him to the food testing lab industry

  • How he got comfortable with a client concentration risk

  • How a Quality of Earnings (QoE) helped him renegotiate the terms of the deal

  • What the first 3 months post-close looked like

  • The 5 initiatives Cody's now focused on to grow the business

And more!

See you tomorrow with some new deals!

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