Are you planning on doing an acquisition and are you looking for the ideal financing structure?
To finance an acquisition you can make use of several sources of financing. Usually this is a combination of debt and equity. Bank financing is the cheapest form of financing.
However, the bank is not an unlimited source of financing, so you need to attract other sources of financing. The funding power of shareholders might not be sufficient enough to fully finance this remainder. Also it may be the case that shareholders sometimes have different interests.
A mezzanine loan can be a good addition to bank financing while financing an acquisition. By making use of leverage, the transaction becomes more attractive for shareholders.