If the equity investment by equity, the investor (admago) is a shareholder.
admago participates in the profits of the company and has more — depending on the corporate structure — different rights, eg the right to vote. The duties of each player includes above all the duty of loyalty.
Participation in any partnership or corporation
If the association with a person or the participation in a limited partnership, is admago fellow entrepreneurs.
Joint venturer means admago brings personally or by participating in the activities and is involved in the assets, profit and loss. In partnership all fellow entrepreneurs bear the risk or stick with their assets.
The focus is on achieving a particular purpose.
If the equity interest in a limited liability company (GmbH), admago is referred to as a shareholder.
The investment is publicly visible when a trade is operated or when the operation type and scope requires a commercially organized business operation. Since the GmbH (law form) carries on a trade, the limited liability company interest is always publicly visible.