Owners of safety equipment companies in 2014 have a new category of business admirer which may offer some exciting new exit possibilities to those seeking to “cash in” on their business ownership. Private equity firms today offer an entire new menu of possibilities for owners. Owners can use this growing and thriving mechanism as a way to finance their business, a way to access more sophisticated business connections for growth, and a way to motivate and entice high performing management members.
Equity funds have become an important staple in the world of capital today, nurtured in part by a booming increase in baby boomer savings, coupled with a worry about the stability and security of the public markets. As retirees watch the volatility of stock market performance today, they increasingly begin to feel that perhaps a private ownership stake, in a real, live, operating company, may in fact be a more prudent place to camp retirement funds.