2017 has been an excellent year for Generational Capital Markets. During one of the strongest seller’s market in history, our dealmakers helped numerous business owners exit their company and positively impacted the future growth of several organizations. It was a pleasure to work with each and every client over the last 12 months, guiding them on how to sell a company and finding buyers that had the best interests of their business at heart.
Generational Capital Markets’ results were recognized throughout 2017 by several leading names in the industry, including The M&A Advisor. As the benchmark for dealmaking excellence, The M&A Advisor highlights the most significant transactions, firms and professionals in the current market.
Back in June, we were grateful to win the Private Equity Deal of the Year Award (from $10MM – $50MM) at the International M&A Awards. This was for the acquisition of our client Dock Edge +, Inc. by Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd., which closed in September 2016.
Our team’s in-depth expertise across all industries ensures that clients will be confident of securing a successful deal structure with the ideal buyer. This was very present throughout 2017 as we were delighted with the deals that we helped conclude for clients over the past 12 months.
At November’s 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, we were delighted that two deals closed by Generational Capital Markets were acknowledged.
Firstly, the acquisition of Red Wolf Company LLC by Broadwind Energy Inc. received both Utilities Deal of the Year and Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (from $10MM – $25MM). This was a prominent deal in middle-market manufacturing, and was a perfect example of a synergistic acquisition. With both Red Wolf and Broadwind complementing their expertise and target markets, their combined efforts would help both establish themselves in their industry.
The other award-winning deal was Blackford Capital’s investment in Ellison Bakery, which won Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (under $100MM). President of Generational Capital Markets, Brenen Hofstadter, and Vice President Julio Dominguez were lead advisors for this transaction, where long-running independent bakery, Ellison Bakery, was looking to continue their growth through the strategic approach and monetary investment of Blackford Capital.
“It was important to the Ellison family to maintain the management, staff and culture of the business post-closing, and to align with a partner committed to growth,” said Hofstadter. “The Blackford team fit that criteria and more.” Being able to nurture a deal of this nature that would undoubtedly help both companies achieve their ambitions was particularly rewarding for our team.
These award-winning transactions were just the centerpieces of Generational Capital Markets’ deal activity for 2017. Other notable deals included:
These, alongside other successful transactions, have helped the Generational Group push towards $4 billion in wealth generated for clients since its foundation.
Every year brings new opportunities, and Generational Capital Markets is keen to make 2018 as memorable as this past year. Our clients benefit from our comprehensive approach to M&A, with professionals skilled in handling higher value acquisitions. We excel at overcoming the potential difficulties that can derail these transactions, building solid exit strategies and securing optimal deals.
Clients who work with us can be assured of a dependable service, as we are proud members of both FINRA and the SIPC. This, along with our team’s extensive experience, assures clients that they are protected in the pursuit of a satisfying conclusion.
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
Generational Equity’s assistance was invaluable in compiling and marketing our business.Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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
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
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
I would like to thank you and your firm, Generational Equity, for being our valued advisors in our journey.Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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
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
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
Generational Equity educated and informed us – so that we could be on the upside of a good decision (to sell).Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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
We thank you Eric and Generational Equity making our dream come true.Larry Moore, Owner, A Company Portable Restrooms
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 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
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.
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.
Your wisdom and experience were invaluable to me during this once-in-a-lifetime transaction.Ralph Noblin, President of Noblin & Associates
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
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
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 quickly recognized that Don was working for Sharpe Mixers above all else, and held our interests above others.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.
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