Generations Management

What We Do

Generations Management is a traditional family office – run by and for a single family. The history of Generations started in the 1920s in Grayling, Michigan. Its interests are varied, having been involved in several industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, venture capital, private equity in lower middle-market companies, securities and futures trading, and real estate.

The cornerstone of our private equity strategy is to combine capital and transaction experience with proven management teams who have the vision, expertise and commitment to successfully grow businesses. Together, we seek to acquire niche manufacturers, value-added distributors and specialty service companies. Generally, these companies hold strong niche market positions and have identifiable growth opportunities. We ensure that a company’s legacy of success is perpetuated with the next generation or current management team. We utilize creative solutions to address the needs of all stakeholders—shareholders, employees and customers. We work quickly and confidentially with sellers to avoid disruption to the business and to ensure a smooth ownership transition. We understand and respect the hard work it takes to build a successful company and we take a practical, down-to-earth approach to investing. Our goal is to enhance, not stifle, the entrepreneurial spirit. Generations values the hard work the owner, management team and employees have made in making the business successful.