Matt Estep – Bosworth Capital Partners – Midwest Supplies

Basic info:

  • Fund: Bosworth Capital Partners
  • Search type: Classic search fund
  • Partnered/solo: Partnered (independent partners)
  • Stage: Exited
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Alma mater: Harvard (MBA), Purdue (BS)


Matt Estep describes his acquisition and operation of Midwest Supplies – a seller of home brew beer products. Highlights include:

  • How to use business school to extend a search “runway”
  • How certain behaviors can waste searchers’ time
  • What stood out about Midwest Supplies when Matt first visited the company
  • Why it’s a good idea to primarily use brokers during a search
  • Life after search as a PE investor

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