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Consider Family Investors as a Source of Minority Equity Capital

In this article for Family Business, Kirkland partners Ryan Harris, Cole Parker and Adam Wexner, and Paul Carbone and Brad West of Pritzker Private Capital discuss the usefulness of preferred minority/growth equity structures as a source of capital for family businesses during this period of market uncertainty.

"Minority/growth equity provides a business with the capital necessary to support and grow operations without the family owners giving up control (other than, in most cases, some limited negative controls afforded to the holders of preferred equity) while also limiting the dilution caused by artificially depressed valuations."

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