This case examines the myriad issues facing entrepreneurs to buy two, use the search fund model to look at, and finally operate a home health care company. The search for funds is a proven investment vehicle through which a group of experienced investors the efforts of budding entrepreneurs who buy and operate a small business set up will support, in spite of their lack of operating experience. After an arduous three-year search, Peter Landry, Paul Brooke, and a group of investors Shopping … Read more »

This case examines the myriad issues facing entrepreneurs to buy two, use the search fund model to look at, and finally operate a home health care company. The search for funds is a proven investment vehicle through which a group of experienced investors the efforts of budding entrepreneurs who buy and operate a small business set up will support, in spite of their lack of operating experience. After an arduous three-year search, bought Peter Landry, Paul Brooke, and a group of investors SunWest Medical Services. But shortly after the deal closed, and Brooke Landry realized that SunWest another company was from the one they thought they had bought. Among other things, the company was not profitable and was growing rather than shrinking. Problems are followed over a period of 11 years. The case concludes with an evaluation of options, an entrepreneur, best balance personal professional interests with the financial interests of investors could.
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Chuck Holloway,
Christopher S. Flanagan
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
32 pages.
Release Date: 21 March 2002. Prod #: E107-PDF-ENG
SunWest Medical Services HBR case solution