Favorable economic conditions alongside baby boomers looking to exit their businesses over the next ten years have resulted in an active M&A market. While there are many exit options, business owners should consider a recapitalization using a private equity firm. The benefits to the owner include allowing for a partial exit from the business, giving the owner an opportunity to diversify his or her asset concentration. In addition, the owner can obtain growth capital, which could lead to a higher value for his or her remaining equity farther down the road. Of course, there are also some disadvantages to using private equity. The following article points out some things an owner should be aware of before going down this path.