Rather than an outright sale of the company under a conventional SBA structure, an owner asked me if I'd be interested in taking a significant minority stake today, working through a 1-2 year transition where we share the cash flows, and then I would have the option to purchase his share at that point. Wondering if anyone has experience with this type of structure as an independent searcher? Seems like something that a PE fund would be open to. Also, any sense of how I would finance such a transaction and what types of rights I would want in place? The purchase price is around $5M on $1.5M EBITDA, so I would need to come up with up to $2.5M (including my equity contribution).