I have found a business type that is ripe for rollup in my geographic region in the $1-2M range. Ideally, I will make this first acqusition, become an expert in the industry/business, and acquire 3-10 more similar businesses over the next 10 years. However, I will likely need ~15-20% equity investment for this first deal as I don't have immense amounts of personal capital. I could probably put in ~$50k easily but would be potentially stretching it beyond that.

I have a fairly clear view on how the monthly debt payments would affect cash flow/liquidity. However, if I were to raise 200-400k from investors, what is the typical way of paying returns?

I know it depends on the deal, but I'm looking to understand the menu of options. Thank you all for the input!