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Generational Group Nominated for 28 M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Group

M&A Award Nominations 2021

We are pleased to announce that Generational Group is a finalist in 28 M&A Advisor Award categories for its performance in 2021, including Investment Banking Firm of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM to $75MM) and Investment Banker of the Year (Generational Capital Markets, Inc. Senior Managing Director Phil Pizzurro).

The awards will be presented in-person at the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala, a feature of the 2021 Future of Dealmaking Summit. The content program, including one-on-one meetings and the gala, will be held at the historic New York Athletic Club in midtown Manhattan on November 17.

“We are extremely pleased to be nominated by the M&A Advisor in so many categories this year,” stated Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of Generational. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team to be seen as a leader in the investment banking industry.”

Binkley added, “We are having a remarkable year in 2021, record-breaking in many ways.  These awards will bring about a wonderful close of the year for our team.”

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to publish insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. Since then, it has become the world’s premier organization for M&A, turnaround and finance professionals.

The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world’s leading dealmaking professionals. These prestigious awards are handed out annually and recognize the leaders in investment banking and related professions.

Here is the list of Generational Group’s 28 nominations:

Professional Services (B2B) Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Kupper Engineering, Inc. by Utilicon Services

Generational Capital Markets, Inc. (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

Acquisition of Blackbird Garage LLC by Barrington Media Group a Portfolio Company of Fort Point Capital

Generational Equity (Phil Pizzurro/Andre Farahmandi)

Acquisition of Blair Duron by Crescendo Capital                                               

Generational Equity (Jack Sluiter/Tristan Keeffe)

Materials Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Realm, Inc./Realm Warehousing, Inc. by Great Range Capital

Generational Equity, LLC (Michael Goss/Andrew Byrd)

Utilities Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Kupper Engineering, Inc. by Utilicon Services                           

Generational Capital Markets, Inc. (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

Consumer Staples Deal of the Year

Acquisition of A&A Global Imports, Inc. by Boyne Capital

Generational Capital (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Under $100MM)

Acquisition of Eastern Business Forms by Gen Cap America

Generational Equity (Don Ho)

Industrials Deal of the Year (Under $100MM)

Acquisition of Mack Fire Protection, Inc. by Newlook Capital, Inc.

Generational Equity (Michael Goss/Jon LePage)

Information Technology Deal of the Year (Under $100MM)

Acquisition of Blackbird Garage LLC by Barrington Media Group a Portfolio Company of Fort Point Capital

Generational Equity (Phil Pizzurro/Andre Farahmandi)

Investment Banking Firm of the Year

Valuation Firm of the Year

Investment Banker of the Year

Phil Pizzurro, Senior Managing Director, Generational Capital Markets, Inc.

M&A Transaction of the Year Award Categories

Acquisition of CLS Technology by ADT Commercial

Generational Capital Markets (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

Acquisition of Design Space Inpharmatics (DSI) by ProductLife Group (PLG)

Generational Equity (Moses Shmueli/Tristan Keeffe)

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($25MM to $50MM)

Acquisition of Kupper Engineering, Inc. by Utilicon Services

Generational Capital Markets, Inc. (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

M&A Transaction of the Year Award Categories

Acquisition of Blackbird Garage LLC by Barrington Media Group a Portfolio Company of Fort Point Capital

Generational Equity (Phil Pizzurro/Andre Farahmandi)

Acquisition of Design Space Inpharmatics (DSI) by ProductLife Group (PLG)

Generational Equity (Moses Shmueli/Tristan Keeffe)

Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($25MM to $50MM)

Acquisition of Mack Fire Protection, Inc., by Newlook Capital, Inc.

Generational Equity (Michael Goss/Jon LePage)

Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM)

Acquisition of Blair Duron by Crescendo Capital                                               

Generational Equity (Jack Sluiter/Tristan Keeffe)

Partnership of Jackson Mechanical Service Inc. with Alpine Investors

Generational Equity (Chris Gain/Jacob Mangalath)

Private Equity Deal of the Year ($25MM to $50MM)

Acquisition of Eastern Business Forms by Gen Cap America

Generational Equity (Don Ho)

Acquisition of Mack Fire Protection, Inc., by Newlook Capital, Inc.

Generational Equity (Michael Goss/Jon LePage)

Acquisition of Realm, Inc./Realm Warehousing, Inc. by Great Range Capital

Generational Equity, LLC (Michael Goss/Andrew Byrd)

Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50MM to $75MM)

Acquisition of A&A Global Imports, Inc. by Boyne Capital

Generational Capital (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM)

Acquisition of CLS Technology by ADT Commercial

Generational Capital Markets (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

M&A Deal of the Year ($25MM to $50MM)

Acquisition of Kupper Engineering, Inc. by Utilicon Services

Generational Capital Markets, Inc. (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

Acquisition of Eastern Business Forms by Gen Cap America

Generational Equity (Don Ho)

M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM to $75MM)

Acquisition of A&A Global Imports, Inc. by Boyne Capital

Generational Capital (Chris Heckert/Andre Farahmandi)

If you would like to explore our existing list of awards from reputable independent bodies such as The M&A Advisor, click here.

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

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