Over the Mountains

Energize Your Legacy

Brackenwell's mission is to find one great business to buy and continue running.  
We want to preserve its value for the community it serves and inject new vigor for the future of its customers, employees, and investors.


Brackenwell's Mission

Search and Sow

Brackenwell search fund is a little-known gem of a financial tool that enables investors to participate in the true value economy of small businesses.  We bring in a new entrepreneur, Anne Marie Pecha, to reinvigorate one business as its founders transition to other projects.

We aren't a Wall Street-style private equity firm.  We aren’t a venture capital fund.  And we aren’t a nonprofit.  

Brackenwell is poised to achieve robust profitability because our founder is utilizing her unique resources and insight to find one great steady-going concern in a fertile economic niche.

Search funds such as Brackenwell empower Main Street investors to overtake the yields of much of the Wall Street crowd.  
See the 2018 Stanford Search Fund Study.

Brackenwell's social mission is to keep our acquired business flourishing well into the future for the benefit of the customers, the employees, and the community we serve.



The main criterion that Brackenwell search fund is seeking in its acquisition candidates is steady profitability.

We are looking for a business that has found a small but necessary niche of the economy, where competition is limited, and customers are reliable because they themselves rely on the business for a recurring need.  We are also looking for a happy ship, where employees enjoy putting their energies into the business and each other.  We want to continue to serve our acquired company’s customers, employees, and community.

Equally important, we are seeking a business whose owner is ready for a transition.  We are flexible about the shape of that transition.

And generally, we are looking for a business that already is or can be made to be socially and environmentally responsible.

Investment Value

Brackenwell stands out among search funds.  Its founder and principal is unique in gender, education, and experience.  As such, an investment in Brackenwell is an investment in diversification.

Our unique perspective equips us to track down a strong business with reliable revenue in a fruitful niche of the economy.  And we'll utilize all its resources intelligently to nurture and grow the company.

Our fund is fully subscribed and is not seeking new investors.  If you might be interested in future opportunities, please contact us.

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Brackenwell search fund is the brain child of Anne Marie Pecha, an entrepreneur, mother of four, journalist, and scientist dedicated to nurturing your investment.


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