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How Much Equity to Give?

TikibarmanTikibarman subscriber Posts: 1
edited April 2011 in Startup Funding
My wife and I are buying an existing insurance company. We have the experience in the business and are going to run it and build it up. The existing owner is retiring and has worked the business much. We have a silent investor who will provide the money to purchase the business. He doesn't want us to make payments to pay him back, he just wants to be an investor. How should the ownership % be divided up?


  • yourekiddingrightyourekiddingright subscriber Posts: 0
    Your post is just a bit broad to get any useful feedback.
    Answer this question - what are you comfortable giving up in terms of ownership given that this investor is putting up the money and you have no financial risk? You don't say how much of the purchase price he (she) is putting up.
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