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Entrepreneur under LOI for $850k EBITDA Manufacturer
20% Ownership, 12% PIK Interest - Preferred
$350k [$5,000 min]
Ryan has 10 years experience in investment banking & private equity and is seeking Preferred capital to fund the acquisition of a small company to directly operate. As a graduate from a top MBA program, Ryan has been searching for a company for 14 months and now under LOI to acquire a 50 year old manufacturing company in the North East US.