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Generational Equity On Pace for Record Year in 2017

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We are delighted to report an exciting start to 2017 here at Generational Equity, and we are predicting a solid increase in deal making activity for the remainder of the year based on the buyer activity and interest we have experienced so far.

In fact, through the first few months of 2017, our deal closings are 40% higher than 2016, and deal value has also grown substantially during this time frame.

In addition to numbers, discussions our deal makers have had with buyers during the first quarter of this year indicate that they are quite bullish on their plans for this year.

"Our dealmakers have been busier than ever so far this year, and buyers appear to be quite confident in the new business environment after the November elections," said Dwight Jacobs, our Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Research from Intralinks, a leading provider of secure virtual data rooms, echoes the same sentiment for the M&A industry as a whole. According to the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q2 2017, the global number of announced merger and acquisition transactions in the first half of 2017 will increase by around 6 percent year-over-year, which would set a new record.

"Clearly the uncertainty affecting deal making last year has been lifted in 2017," said Terry Johnson, our Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer. "Based on the activity we are seeing, and from my discussions with the marketplace, this year will provide ample opportunity for business owners to connect with aggressive buyers in this seller's market."

We are very much looking forward to continuing 2017 in the same vein as it has started. With the M&A market making such a positive start to the year, maybe this could be the right year to exit for the biggest return? By attending one of our executive conferences you can discover the process on successfully building a buyer ready business and capitalizing on the ideal time to sell.

Here are some links to give you more information about us and our exit planning services for executives:

By Carl Doerksen, Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.

© 2017 Generational Equity, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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