Mostly, VCs or venture capitalists provide the equity financing to benefit from the early minority stake. Venture capitalists sit with the board of directors for the portfolio companies. Their job is to ensure an active role in managing and guiding the company. They would seem to hit big early on and exit investment for around five to seven years. So, a leveraged buyout is one of the most used private equity financing when the company matures.
Another type of private equity is a PIPE (Private Investment in a Public Company). They are stocks representing private investment firms, mutual funds, and qualified investors. The stock is made for purchase at a discount to the CMV (Current Market Value) per share. This attempt is to raise the capital. By definition PIPE is the purchasing of shares of publicly traded stock when the price is under the current market value. The major purpose for PIPE is the issuer of the stock could raise capital for the public company.
Private equity is different from shareholder equity. Private equity is not for the average individual. It means that only accredited investors could enter. In the requirement, it is for people with a net worth of around $1 million. These people could enter private equity or venture capital partnerships. However, it still depends on the scale in order to be able to partner up with venture capitalists.
On the other hand, it is not impossible for investors willing to partner with VCs. There is another option like the private equity exchange-traded funds or ETFs. ETFs take hold on companies using leverage and strong in terms of transaction.