"Bankers understand the regulatory enforcement climate, but shareholders and potential investors often do not. This is particularly true of the new wave of private equity investors looking at banks in need of capital. Most private equity investors will only consider passive investments where they may not direct bank management or the daily operations of the bank because they wish to avoid regulation as a bank holding company.
Many potential private equity investors, however, quickly lose interest in investing in banks when they realize the extensive regulatory constraints on banks and the supervisory authority of the bank regulatory agencies."
Well they have always called it equity capital. Is that not what it is? Everyone here has called it equity capital. Now because you have proof they are still in negotiations you want to paint it with a different brush? It is equity capital being raised. In what structure and to who is the biggest question. I see it as a big positive they are still in negotiations.