2017 – From the desk of Ryan Binkley

By Generational Group


I trust you have returned from the Holidays refreshed and invigorated, ready to take your business to new heights in 2017. We expect this year to be full of opportunities for business owners who are prepared to execute on their exit plans.

Certainly, much of the uncertainty surrounding 2016 was dissipated with the election on November 8th. And because the Republican Party now controls both houses of Congress and the Presidency, we are anticipating a very friendly and favorable M&A environment in 2017. The key will be preparing both your business and yourself for an eventual exit.  

Remember that the Generational Group is always here to assist with your specific exit plans. Over the past several years, no M&A advisory firm has closed more lower middle market companies (companies with valuations up to $100 million) than we have. This is based on Thomson research which you can look at by following this link:

In addition to our rankings, we have also been recognized by The M&A Advisor, a leading M&A association, as the Investment Banking Firm of the Year in 2016, the Valuation Firm of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and the M&A Consulting firm of the Year in 2011 and 2013.  

Our dealmakers are skilled and experienced in finding and negotiating with optimal buyers and we are ready to meet with you and discuss your specific opportunities.  

Since early 2017 is expected to have strong buyer demand in the lower middle market, we are encouraging you to reach out to us if you are interested in attending another exit planning conference or if you prefer a face-to-face meeting to discuss your exit options. We believe that it is vital for business owners to develop exit plans that will protect and defend the significant equity they have built into their businesses.

So please call us at 972-232-1121 or send an email to info@generational.com if you would like information about a conference in your area or if you are considering a meeting with us. And feel free to subscribe to our corporate blog using this link:

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Thank you for your time and wishing you all the best for the rest of 2017,

Ryan Binkley

President, Generational Group