About Us

We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to help them accelerate and amplify their potential.

We love search funds. It's all we do. 

We love building strong relationships where we become the instinctual first call when entrepreneurs need a trusted adviser, an all-day whiteboard strategy partner, or just someone to listen. Whether entrepreneurs are evaluating industries, evaluating a company, negotiating a purchase, or growing into a high performing CEO, they choose to collaborate with us on the exciting and challenging problems in front of them. We don’t take this for granted.

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Keith and Jim

Experienced Operators and Investors 

We've grown companies in the CEO role, we've evaluated and closed deals, and we've partnered with over 200 search fund entrepreneurs. Our team can help you navigate any opportunity or problem. 

We are grounded by our values

Our careers and lives have been greatly impacted by strong mentors. They have not only showed us how to sharpen the trajectory of our growth curve, but also how to do it with high character. We hope to pay forward the lessons they taught us.

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Entrepreneur first.

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Strong Relationships.

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Long-term focused.

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We have a long history of partnering with search fund entrepreneurs

Our roots trace back to Jim Southern’s initial search and acquisition in 1984 as the first search fund entrepreneur. Since then Pacific Lake’s team has partnered with over 200 search fund entrepreneurs. Along the way, we have further refined our perspectives by learning from the performance of search fund companies.  We are excited to share the insights, mental models, and playbooks we have accumulated over the years with our partners.