Self Funded searchers - how many of you form partnerships for your acquisitions?
Funders - Which of the 3 options listed below do you prefer?

Context - I am Self Funded looking to acquire businesses in the healthcare vertical and understand that I cannot possibly know every thing that is going on, i.e. insurance issues, regulation, technical issues... etc. etc.

Consideration:
1.Keep owner around (potential mgmt nightmare/dream?)
2.Hire advisors/ consultants to retain equity or
3.put together a team, that dilutes equity but increases chances of success?

Insight and experience is appreciated.

TIA