Different types of equity may appear in a balance sheet, depending on the form and purpose of the business unit. Preferred shares, share capital (or capital stock) and excess capital (or additional paid-up capital) reflect the initial contributions of its investors or organizers to the business. Cash shares appear as a balance of counter-investment (equity compensation), which reflects the amount paid by the company for the repurchase of shareholder shares. Profit reserves (or accumulated deficit) are the current sum of the company`s net profits and losses, excluding dividends. In the United Kingdom and other countries applying its accounting policies, own funds include different reserve accounts used for certain balance sheet transitions. A simple definition of equity financing is that it is a method of financing businesses in which entrepreneurs receive funds in exchange for a stake in the capital of their business. To get equity financing, you need to find an investor willing to invest in your business. . .