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Grit It Done! Reid Tileston’s Journey from Self-Funded Search to Successful ETA Exit

Reid Tileston, MBA ’15, calls himself a “grit it done” kind of guy. An endurance athlete – ultramarathons, an Ironman, mountaineering, open-water swims, competitive stair climbing – Tileston introduced…
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Polsky Center’s First-Ever ETA Week Puts “Buy and Build” Model of Entrepreneurship on Center Stage

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is putting the ‘buy and build’ model of entrepreneurship on a global stage, hosting a first-ever ETA…
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8 Things to Look for in 2021 at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

It’s a New Year and the Polsky Center kicks it off with a full line-up of events and programs, including our milestone 25th anniversary celebration of our nationally-ranked Edward…
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ETA Spotlight // Monica Weaver, MBA ’07

Monica Weaver, MBA 07, acquired TGI Direct in July. After years as a product manager and marketing manager with Owens Corning and USG, Monica decided to launch Carmel Hill Acquisitions…
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Booth ETA Hopefuls Pitch at the Third Annual Search Fund Summit

“This is why I believe I will be a good CEO and partner, and why I think you should invest in my fund.” You don’t often hear phrases like this…
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The Evolution of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

As 2016 draws to a close, the Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) community is in a unique situation. “Search funds”, the predominant model historically and the focus of…

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