Equity capital – you are selling a share in the business to the investor and sometimes they will be become an adviser to the business. They will use their expertise in industry to help with top line strategy because the more money the business makes, the more money they make.
Debt growth capital – this is where you take out loans to fund your growth plans and don’t relinquish any control over your business.
Working capital – this is the money you have/need to fund the day-to-day running of your business. It is not used for growth plans.
Growth capital – money you have/need to grow the business in any form, for example, loans, debts etc.
Venture capital firms – these firms will be interested in investing in new start-ups with massive growth potential.
Growth capital firms – will be interested in investing in more mature companies that can see the potential of their growth plans.
Private equity firms – a leveraged buyout, they will be interested in getting the controlling stake of the business.
Public equity – by floating your business on the stock market you will receive money for shares in your business from the public.