Hi everyone! I'm a very recent joiner to this community in the earliest days of searching. In my discussions thus far, I've been directed to focus on the self-funded/traditional routes as my first decision point. I also realize that this decision impacts your acquisition opportunities and performance metrics to finding a strong acquisition target.

Does anyone have any tools (models?) or insights they would be willing to share that helps with this comparison?

As a searcher, I want to know my expected equity outcomes from either path based on factors such as purchase, price, growth, and ratio of debt/equity financing at purchase.

Perhaps I'm over-complicating the approach... but wanted to ask!