From the Desk of Ryan Binkley, President & CEO of Generational Equity – March 2018

By Generational Group


Hello and welcome to our March 2018 eNewsletter!

I was recently interviewed by a radio business journalist who was focusing on the state of the current M&A market in the U.S. Naturally, I really enjoyed the interview because the topic of exit planning is near and dear to my heart.  

Our firm was founded with the goal of helping business owners, just like you, release the significant equity they have built up in their business. Our objective with every engagement is to bring our core values of integrity, discipline, dedication, and hard work to a successful conclusion.  

In the interview, I was able to share some of the trends that are combining to create what many believe to be the strongest seller’s market in years. In fact, based on the activity and interest in our clients that we are seeing, and what we are hearing from buyers so far this year, we expect 2018 to be a very robust year in M&A activity for several reasons:

  • Favorable economic conditions and increased confidence are bringing more strategic buyers to the table
  • The need for inorganic growth via acquisitions continues to increase demand
  • Tax reform is creating a significant amount of cash that needs to be invested
  • Vast amounts of private equity capital are looking to be put to work

Of course, these trends are only going to benefit those business owners who are executing and acting upon their exit strategies right now. 

Generational Equity is always here to assist with your exit journey. Over the past decade we are both privileged and proud to have helped more lower middle market companies (those with valuations up to $100 million) successfully exit their businesses than any other M&A advisory firm in North America. 

Our dealmakers are skilled and experienced in negotiating within our vast buyer network and we are ready to meet with you and discuss your personal goals and objectives.  

Since we are expecting to see strong buyer interest in the lower middle market in the ensuing months, we encourage 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 with one of our M&A professionals to discuss your options.

We believe that it is vital for business owners to develop exit strategies that will protect and defend the significant equity they have built into their businesses. We are passionate about assisting our clients in this process and helping them make confident, informed decisions.

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 would like to meet with us one-on-one. If you would like to find a conference near you, use this link

And if you haven’t already done so, please feel free to subscribe to our regularly updated exit planning blog using this link:

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 and I wish you and your family all the best in 2018! 

Ryan Binkley

President & CEO, Generational Equity