I'm fascinated with deal structures that may include a large seller note, vendor take-back, option agreements, or unique alignments of terms on non-bank financing.

I've seen this done by savvy real estate folks in my market but haven't much exposure to private equity or business acquirers using these structures.

One of the more recent episodes of ^Searchfunder member‌ podcast was with Richard Reese, who acquired and grew the data storage company, Iron Mountain. I think he said that the original business was doing $3M in revenue but losing money, so he purchased the business via an option contract...I wish he had shared more about this structure.

‌Does anyone have any good resources they could share with case studies and terms for these kinds of deals?