CASHLESS MERGER / CREATIVE EARNOUT STRUCTURES
Working with a business in an industry hit hard by Covid. The owner sees a roll up opportunity of distressed competitors. His business is in OK financial shape, but a cash outlay today is still a risky proposition. First, does anyone have ideas on creative earnout structures where he could buy and control the go-forward entity, but put little cash down today? Second, if I help him with this strategy and put minimal equity capital to work what are creative ways for me to earn a stake in the go-forward entity?