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Generational Group Wins Multiple 2020 M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Equity

M&A Advisor Awards 2020

We are very pleased to share that Generational Group has once again been recognized by The M&A Advisor in 2020 across a number of their prestigious award categories.

These awards include:

VALUATION FIRM OF THE YEAR

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEAL OF THE YEAR ($10MM-$25MM)

Acquisition of Mainstreet Computers by Convenient Payment Systems, a holding of The Beekman Group.

Phil Pizzurro was the lead dealmaker on the transaction.

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR ($25MM-$50MM)

Acquisition of Cawoods Produce by Mr. Greens, an Investment of Shoreline Capital.

Chris Heckert and Andre Farahmandi lead the team that closed the deal.

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR ($50MM-$100MM)

Acquisition of Mission Bell Manufacturing by USA Millwork, Inc.

Stephen Crisham and Lori Galloway worked together to close the transaction.

INTERNATIONAL AWARD – HEALTHCARE/LIFE SCIENCES DEAL OF THE YEAR

Acquisition of Spectrum Solutions and Go-2 Fulfillment by DW Healthcare Partners.

Michael Goss and Don Ho worked together to successfully close the transaction.

INTERNATIONAL AWARD – PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR (Over $50MM To $100MM)

Acquisition of Spectrum Solutions and Go-2 Fulfillment by DW Healthcare Partners.

Michael Goss and Don Ho lead the team that closed the deal.

The awards will be presented at a virtual awards gala celebration on Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

A full list of all 2020 M&A Advisor Award recipients can be seen here:

This is the third time in Generational’s history we have been named Valuation Firm of the Year – a testament to our incredible Valuation Team, led by Jason Kimball, and the support they give to our clients year-in and year-out.

Alongside this, we’d like to celebrate several of our dedicated dealmakers for their role in these transaction-based awards. None of these accolades would have been possible without their outstanding commitment to helping clients grow their companies and maximize the value of their exit plans, particularly when faced with this year’s unprecedented challenges.

About M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 22 years, they have established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals.

Today, they have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit www.maadvisor.com.

“These award winners are the standouts of the year, representing the finest deals and professionals within the M&A industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor.

“This period was ripe with challenges, but also abundant with M&A activity, and these professionals were able to rise above the noise, executing transactions representing several hundred billions of dollars of enterprise value.”

"Remarkable grit and determination"

Generational’s Chief M&A Officer, Brenen Hofstadter, was delighted by this latest recognition from The M&A Advisor:

“Congratulations to our professionals that earned these prestigious awards. Our entire deal team has shown remarkable grit and determination in a year with unprecedented challenges and disruptions in the M&A process.”

“We are on track for another record year, with growth of over 20%, and this is a testament to our team and brand's position in the market.”

Ryan Binkley, President & CEO of Generational Group, echoed these sentiments:

“We are very pleased that our Valuation Team was recognized for their tremendous work for the third time by The M&A Advisor.”

“We are also thrilled to have so many of our talented M&A professionals awarded for the transactions they closed. Our clients are at the heart of each of these honors and I applaud the passion and dedication of our entire team to help them reach their goals during a very challenging year.”

Carl Doerksen is the Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.

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Robert Evans, President and CEO of Mealtracker Dietary Software
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