Entrepreneurs for rent

03/12/2009 | NYTimes.com

Ambitious B-school graduates are turning to search funds for the chance to make a killing without going the startup route. With a search fund, investors bankroll young entrepreneurs who search for an established company to buy and run. The model paid off big for Jim Ellis and Kevin Taweel, who bought a $6 million roadside-assistance company and transformed it into a $2.5 billion cell phone insurance behemoth.

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