# How to maintain equal proportion of investment after buying out a partner

Let's say I have five investors, each owning 20% of a company that is worth $1,000,000. One investor wants to be bought out. So the other investors would, to maintain their equal proportion after the buyout, each pay $50,000 and hence would now have 25% of the company.

This makes sense to me. However, when the numbers are not equal, I am unsure how to figure out how much each person would pay.

For example, let's say:

• Investor 1 owns 50%
• Investor 2 owns 20%
• Investor 3 owns 15%
• Investor 4 owns 12%
• Investor 5 owns 3%

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