This is more of a thought problem than a real life dilemma. I was wondering what the strategies are that PE funds use to find and identify potential acquisitions. Let's say capital is no problem and you have access to up to $100MM. Modeling and technical skills are also no problem as you and your partners have experience in IB at bulge bracket banks. Now the question is how do you find potential acquisitions without tripping over other sponsors? Is there a yellow pages of companies for sale?