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How to Build a Business Exit Strategy

By Generational Equity

As North America’s number one middle market M&A firm, Generational Equity (part of the Generational Group) works exclusively with business owners with a revenue between $1million and $200million. We’re dedicated to bringing Wall Street strategies, knowledge and approach to Main Street businesses across North America and beyond.

75% of businesses owners sell their company for less than it’s worth – therefore the importance of understanding the value of your business can’t be overstated. At Generational Equity it’s our proven M&A process that helps our clients to achieve their acquisition goals. By completing a detailed evaluation beforehand, we can help you understand your business’s true value. We’ll also ask meaningful questions and analyze your company’s complete financials in order to unlock hidden value. On the completion of this process, we will present you with a detailed evaluation document which gives you and fair and accurate projection of your company’s value. This comprehensive resource, along with our team’s advice, will provide you with clarity on the decision to sell.

If you’re not quite ready to take your business to market, our job doesn’t end there. We will still provide you with a Roadmap for Enhancing Value, to drive your business forward and prepare it for a time when you are ready to sell. When you are ready to sell we will draw up some of the most detailed documentation in the industry, ready to take you market and promote your business to our global network of over tens of thousands of active buyers. Once you’ve received an offer, our dealmakers are there to negotiate and structure the deal on your behalf, making sure that you achieve the best deal possible.

Time and again we’ve helped owners to exit their businesses, we’re proud to have successfully closed over 500 deals with a total valuation of nearly $2.7 billion. You can find out how you can achieve your own success by attending one of our educational workshops, where you’ll learn invaluable exit strategies for your business.

View our video to find out more about how we can build a legacy that lasts for Generations.

If you’re interested in finding out more about exiting your business, why not register for one of our M&A seminars.

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We will highly recommend Generational Equity and Musa Jagne to any business owner about to embark on the same process.
Karen S. Williams, CFO, BW Manufacturing
I couldn’t have asked for a better team than Michael and Deborah. We couldn’t have done it without them.
Robert Evans, President and CEO of Mealtracker Dietary Software
We are extremely pleased with the way Generational Equity handled the sale of our company. Your associates, Tom and Chris, did an outstanding job of getting us (me) through the process.
Michael J Polarek, President, Paragon Packaging
I must say that I have never worked with a more driven, competent and focused individual as Don Ho.
Jay Dinnison, Owner of Sharpe Mixers
Greetings Mike. Thank you for the captivating and compelling presentation you made at the Phoenix presentation last week. Over many years in business yours was the most informative and well-presented presentation, on any subject, that I have ever attended! Your energy and enthusiasm combined with your concise and captivating support of your positions with easily understood examples and data was compelling.
Pete L.
I would like to thank you and your firm, Generational Equity, for being our valued advisors in our journey.
Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
Michael worked tirelessly, He followed every lead meticulously and urgently to make sure nothing was missed.
Robert Evans, President and CEO of Mealtracker Dietary Software
The help you provided us during each step of this process made us feel very comfortable and confident we were selecting the right approach to transition our Company.
Andy Graham, Vice President, Modern Heating & Plumbing
Tom Staszak is one of the most professional people I have dealt with in my last forty years of business. You’ve got a great group of people and you have built a truly professional organization.
Michael J Polarek, President, Paragon Packaging
Bruce and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Generational Equity for assigning Musa Jagne to our transaction. In Bruce’s words, “Musa did one hell of a job for us!”
Karen S. Williams, CFO, BW Manufacturing
Thanks again Phil and feel free to have a future client call me if they would like a referral. You are a true professional!
Andy Graham, Vice President, Modern Heating & Plumbing
Generational Equity educated and informed us – so that we could be on the upside of a good decision (to sell).
Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
The process was much more involved than I expected and your help, experience and advice was a big factor in making the negotiations go as smoothly as possible.
Terry D. Wickman, President, Keytroller
We thank you Eric and Generational Equity making our dream come true.
Larry Moore, Owner, A Company Portable Restrooms
We are very happy with the end result, and are very happy to be able to move forward with all of our future growth plans.
Rick Nowak, President/CEO, Kurz Electric Solutions, Inc.
Your wisdom and experience were invaluable to me during this once-in-a-lifetime transaction.
Ralph Noblin, President of Noblin & Associates
Thank you again for all your guidance and support. Any company will achieve what they intend, if they have you on their team!
Rick Nowak, President/CEO, Kurz Electric Solutions, Inc.
I quickly recognized that Don was working for Sharpe Mixers above all else, and held our interests above others.
Jay Dinnison, Owner of Sharpe Mixers
I wanted to write you a quick letter to express our appreciation and our delight on the outcome of helping us through the process of our recent sale. We are very happy with the end result, and are very happy to be able to move forward with all of our future growth plans.
Terry D. Wickman, President, Keytroller
Generational Equity’s assistance was invaluable in compiling and marketing our business.
Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
We knew it would be a difficult task to have someone really understand our business and our market, prior to researching a possible buyer, so it was imperative that we found someone of your caliber, with definite proven experience in this area.
Rick Nowak, President/CEO, Kurz Electric Solutions, Inc.
We were happy to see the interest in our company and what we cherished has not just a valuable company but an important company to the communities we served in.
Larry Moore, Owner, A Company Portable Restrooms