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

By Generational Group


I hope you and your family are keeping safe and staying healthy.

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Labor Department made a fairly significant change in its rules regarding 401K plans. Although this announcement didn’t get much press, we believe that it is an important revision because 401Ks are now allowed to invest their funds in private equity firms, opening them up to enjoy the significant returns that public pension funds have enjoyed for years. If you would like to learn more about this change, please use the following link:

Not only is this great news for millions of Americans who have their savings in 401Ks, it is also fantastic news for owners of privately held companies. As we have discussed before, private equity firms acquire hundreds of privately held companies each year. Now, with additional capital available to them, they will be even more aggressive in acquiring well-run businesses.

The key though will be effectively positioning your company as a viable investment opportunity to the most appropriate PE buyers.

This is where our firm can help you. 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 by your side, as your consulting partner, to help navigate and grow your business, preparing it to be “buyer ready”.

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 once again wish you, your business, and your loved ones continued safety and good health during this time.

Ryan Binkley
President & CEO, Generational Group