Yes. Only a $1 initial investment is required to gain 15% equity ownership. *
Depending on the valuation multiple we could easily ask for $345k to $450k, however we want to make you an offer you can refuse.
We understand the value you bring through your strategic partnership. Even though we are confident we can continue to grow the business and sell for $5-6m in 4-5 years, we trust you can get us to $10m (and beyond) faster and with the least resistance.
Another factor we've taken into consideration is the brokerage fee. If we were to continue on our own and use a broker to sell the business, they would take 15% right off the top, despite little to no contribution to growing the business. Where as with your strategic partnership, you have the potential to actively double the business and sales price.
I'd rather give a basket of grapes in exchange for an orchard.
* However, after reviewing the business and opportunities, we anticipate you will want to invest $300-600k into the business to throw gasoline onto the fire. We will leave that amount up to you.