How does an EB-5 capital raise work?
I have an existing business (a chain of restaurants) which we would like to expand using EB-5 funds. Can an EB-5 capital raise be structured purely as a loan to a business/project owner and still qualify? Must the investors be given equity in the business. If so, is there any minimum equity? Do the EB-5 investors usually request collateral for the loan? Or because their investment must be 'at risk,' the loan cannot be collateralized?