Drawing on the observations of mid-market business owners, the results of William Buck’s Exit Smart survey provides a measure of exit readiness in the private sector.

Respondents have been categorised by generation based on the following definitions:

— Builders: born pre-1945
— Baby Boomers: born from 1946 to 1964
— Generation X: born from 1965 to 1979
— Generation Y: born from 1980 to 1997