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

By Generational Equity


Hello and welcome!

As you may have heard, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the strongest “seller’s markets” in years. Most analysts are anticipating continued M&A activity through the end of the year and beyond. In fact, our firm is currently on track to have our strongest ever year in terms of deal closings and we are on pace to soon reach $4 billion in wealth created for our clients over the years.

Because of the renewed buyer interest we are seeing, we are encouraging business owners to evaluate their exit strategies and consider that the current market may make it important to accelerate the timing of your exit. Our lead article in this month’s newsletter provides you with some additional information about just how active private equity firms are right now in acquiring privately held companies.  

Generational Equity 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 company acquisitions (companies with valuations up to $150 million) 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 business opportunities.  

Since 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 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.

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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Subscribing will allow you to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in M&A planning and provide timely research to give direction as you consider your exit timing and strategies.

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


Ryan Binkley

President & CEO, Generational Equity