From the Desk of Ryan Binkley, President & CEO of Generational Equity – August 2017

By Generational Group


Hello and welcome!

This month I thought I would share some information with you that you may not be aware of. In fact, this is how our own Dwight Jacobs, Executive Vice President, of Mergers and Acquisitions with our firm was quoted as saying recently:

“Everyone’s motivation for selling their business is different, but proper timing is the secret sauce that helps an owner maximize their sale. Quite simply, now is the best time to sell a privately owned, middle market business in a decade.”

I couldn’t agree with Dwight more on his point! We are seeing buyer interest at unprecedented levels. Our lead article in this month’s eNL delves into this in detail and provides you with some of the key reasons that this is the best time in years to find a buyer for your company.

Generational Equity is always here to assist with your exit journey. Over the past several years no M&A advisory firm has helped more lower middle market companies (companies with valuations up to $150 million) successfully exit their business than we have. This is based on Thomson Reuter’s 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.  

As this month’s article explains, because 2017 and 2018 are expected to see strong buyer interest in the lower middle market, we are encouraging you to reach out to us if you are interested in attending an exit planning conference or, if you would prefer, a face-to-face private meeting to discuss your options. We believe that it is vital for business owners to develop succession plans that will protect and defend the significant equity they have built into their businesses. And NOW is the time to begin the process.

So please call us at 972-232-1121 or send an email to if you would like information about a conference in your area or if you are considering a meeting with us. Or, if you would like to find a conference near you, use this link

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Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best for the rest of 2017!  

Ryan Binkley

President & CEO, Generational Equity