Private Equity Groups involving institutional investors and pension funds exist for the sole purpose of investing in privately held companies such as yours. These groups are interested in entities that fit their stated objectives and investment strategies. Acquisitions to build synergistic growth for the companies already in their portfolio drive many of their decisions to invest.
Private Equity Groups are interested in wholly owned targeted acquisitions, and under certain favorable situations, they may be interested in recapitalizing investments. Often you remain as a key manager for the company with a succession plan to provide for your retirement. The benefit to you is that you can cash out partially and divest the balance of your ownership upon retirement.