Unclear what your question is. More details please. Is it a question of giving equity versus debt?
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I think your question would need to be explored in much greater detail before any insights could be offered. An IPO is a very complicated and costly affair.
Perhaps you should discuss your objectives over with a lawyer in private. Most of us here, including myself, offer a free phone consult.
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There are so many different ways the answer to this question could change depending on your circumstances. The size of your company, the industry, the current ownership, the need for liquidity, etc. Any of us would gladly help you if you gave us more to work with.