equity vs non equity partner

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In my world of syndications we would refer to an equity partner as someone whose contribution to the deal is solely comprised of their bringing funds to the table. 

Non-equity partner is a less common term. Not sure I've ever heard it put that way. Typically everyone has some cash invested in the deals I do. I would assume a non-equity partner is someone whose contribution is just their labor. However, they should still have equity.