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

By Generational Group


Hello and welcome to our January 2020 eNewsletter!

Happy New Year! I hope that 2020 is full of tremendous success both for your business and your family.

As we enter a new year, many of us take time to reflect on our goals for 2020 and beyond. One of the most important questions every business owner will eventually face is this:

We are regularly asked that question at our exit planning conferences. And although that is an important question to ponder, you have to recognize that your eventual exit is not an event, but a process, a journey – one that should be undertaken earlier rather than later.

The decision to exit is very fluid from our experience. Most business owners we meet with are not ready to exit that day, but they start the process simply because it takes time to build a buyer ready business and to prepare psychologically for life after exit. As we have often pointed out, there are two types of business owners:

  • Those that PLAN to exit
  • Those that HAVE to exit

So perhaps 2020 is a good time to begin analyzing where you are in life and where you want to be in 2020 and beyond, both personally and professionally.

Remember that Generational Equity is always here to assist with your journey as a business owner and help you create a successful exit strategy when the time comes. Over the past decade we are both privileged and proud to have helped more lower middle market companies (those with valuations up to $50 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 to discuss your personal goals and objectives.

Please 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.

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 have a blessed day!

Ryan Binkley

President & CEO, Generational Group