Investor Connect: Matt Brugner of Stewardship Partners, LLC

Investor Connect: Matt Brugner of Stewardship Partners, LLC

July 21, 2023 by investor

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Matt Brugner, Founder of Stewardship Partners, LLC.

Located in Dallas, Texas, USA, Stewardship Partners, LLC is a traditional search fund seeking to acquire one business and steward it into its next phase of growth. The fund is backed with capital from a handful of committed capital funds, family offices, and entrepreneurs.

Stewardship Partners, LLC is looking to acquire a vertical B2B software business (bootstrapped or lightly funded, $2-$10mm of ARR) or vertical B2B tech-enabled services business ($5-$40mm of Revenue) in the US. They are a great fit for founders who care deeply about their culture, values, and people AND are ready to take chips off the table and bring in a new operator.

Matt is a passionate, values-driven leader who founded Stewardship Partners to acquire, lead, and grow one exceptional business. His Christian faith drives his passion to serve others as a leader and investor.

Matt was proudly born in Texas and grew up in St. Louis, MO. He attended Baylor University, where he majored in entrepreneurship and finance. During school, Matt launched a student housing business, Student Property Group. After Baylor, he joined the Goldman Sachs Private Bank, originating debt for some of the most successful entrepreneurs and private equity funds in the US and Europe.

Prior to founding Stewardship Partners, Matt completed his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management with a focus on Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (“ETA”).

Matt talks about his unique investment model centered on values informed by his faith. Matt focuses on vertical markets and values-based businesses, looking for B2B SaaS companies emphasizing growth, profitability, and criticality to end-users as key criteria. He highlights the importance of fit and relationships between the entrepreneur and the buyer in the search fund model.

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