Recapitalization is a process that allows a business owner to convert some of the equity in the business to cash while continuing to maintain an ownership position. Most of our buyers actively invest in privately held companies. One of the options they generally seek to partner with some or all of the existing management team. These investors typically purchase more than 51% to secure control, but there are firms who focus on purchases of minority positions. The owner is able to take some cash out of the business and retain ownership and decision-making ability going forward. Private equity firms typically seek to grow the company over a three to five year period and then exit.