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4 Advantages & Disadvantages of Remaining a Shareholder After an Acquisition

Private equity buyers and their money are everywhere these days.  Private equity firms (also known as financial buyers) are looking to acquire companies that they can grow or improve with an eye towards re-selling the business at a higher value. 

If you are a business owner and you sell to a private equity group, you may be asked to roll your own equity back into the transaction and remain a stakeholder after the sale is complete.  This catches some business owners by surprise, but it is a very common practice among private equity buyers.

Here are some things that sellers need to know about this fairly common practice.

Tammie Miller
By Tammie Miller
on Jun 22, 2017 6:52:00 AM
   
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