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

By Generational Group


Hello and welcome!

One of the most important issues that business owners need to be aware of as they consider their exit strategy is simply this: The sheer number of baby boomer business owners retiring over the next 10-15 years could overwhelm the amount of active buyers in the market.

Our lead article this month discusses this in detail and suggests that it is far better to act now, and be at the front of this huge wave of baby boomers retiring over the next several years, rather than at the back end of the next decade and face the prospect of too many deals chasing too few buyers.

Have a listen to a few Generational Equity clients who realized that sooner was better than later in their exit planning journey:

Just as with these clients, 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. And we have been nominated for a record 31 awards for this year as well.

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.  

Because we are expecting to see strong buyer interest in the lower middle-market in the ensuing months, we are encouraging you to reach out to us if you are interested in attending an exit planning executive 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. 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 would like to meet with us one-on-one. 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 I wish you all the best for the remainder of 2017!  

Ryan Binkley

President & CEO, Generational Equity