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MER Search Capital supports young entrepreneurs as they acquire their own business.

MER Search Capital

MER Search Capital LLC is actively investing in traditional search units, gap equity, and self-funded searchers.  Its goal is to be not only a source of funding, but also a mentor for younger operators in their journey to become entrepreneurs through acquisition.  With a unique combination of operational, investment banking, legal, accounting, healthcare, real estate and technology experience, MER is well-equipped to advise entrepreneurs throughout their journey both in the acquisition and operation of a business.


Specifically, MER can help with screening and due diligence during the acquisition phase and is able to provide operational support relating to strategy, finance, accounting, legal, marketing, sales, human resources, and other aspects once the company has been purchased. For over 20 years, MER’s founder, Mark Rice, has been providing investment banking services and acting as an active investor in private companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, real estate, alternative assets, and public securities. He has also been the CEO of 5 operating companies and was a corporate attorney and CPA before acquiring his first business.


MER would like to partner with entrepreneurs looking to acquire a business with these characteristics:


  • EBITDA of $500,000 to $10,000,000 

  • Annual Revenues of $2,500,000 to $40,000,000

  • Profitable Companies with Reasonable Margins for Their Industry

  • High Recurring or Reoccurring Revenue

  • Reasonable Valuation Based on the Industry

  • Diversified Customer Base with Low Churn

  • Multiple Growth Levers


With the ability to move quickly and invest for the long term, MER would appreciate the opportunity to review any deals that might fit our investment criteria.  Please use the Contact page to submit any deals you think may be of interest.

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