From the Desk of Ryan Binkley, President & CEO of Generational Group – April 2020

By Generational Group


I hope you are keeping safe and staying healthy. Our Generational team has been closely monitoring the impact of the current crisis on businesses. Many companies across a number of industries are deeply affected and finding it difficult to maintain their business operations. We are praying that this situation soon abates and we can return to our normal daily lives.

Although we have seen significant disruption in our economy over the last few weeks, it is amazing how resilient the M&A market is. Most encouraging, based on a post-COVID-19 outbreak survey conducted by Ernst & Young, professional buyers are shoring up their cash reserves to significantly resume buying activity once the economy begins to recover:

It is important to remember that the underlying fundamentals of our economy were very strong prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Keep in mind that this is not a banking-driven financial crisis as we faced in 2008. Overall, corporate balance sheets are strong, interest rates are very low, and capital is available for both business growth and acquisitions. Most importantly, the banking system is stable and reserves are well above Federal guidelines. In addition, recent legislation at the State and Federal levels should also bolster the economy.

Remember, no matter what economic cycle we may be in, Generational is always here to assist with your journey as a business owner and help you create a successful exit strategy when the time comes. We are also here to be by your side, as your partner, to help guide your business along the way during this uncertain time.

If you are interested in learning more about all our services, please call us at 972-232-1121 or send an email to

In closing, we wish you, your business, and your loved ones safety and good health during this time. In the midst of challenges there are always blessings and opportunities. This situation is no different. History shows us that this too shall pass, and that when it does, we will emerge stronger than before.

Ryan Binkley
President & CEO, Generational Group