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Generational Group a Finalist for Multiple 2019 M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Group

Sep 16, 2019, 07:00 et
Generational Group 2019 M&A Advisor Awards

Generational Group, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that it is a finalist for 26 M&A Advisor awards, including Valuation Firm of the Year and Investment Banker of the Year for Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer, Generational Group.

In the first stage of evaluation, the finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges from a pool of qualified nominees. The judges now have the challenging task of selecting the award winners, which will be announced at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on November 19 at the New York Athletic Club.

“Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor introduced the awards program in 2002. Since then, we have had the pleasure of recognizing our industry’s most notable dealmakers, firms, and transactions,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder of The M&A Advisor.

“Today’s geopolitical climate presents our industry professionals and the businesses they serve with unique challenges. This year’s finalists exemplify the fortitude, perseverance, and ingenuity required not only to get the deal done but to excel in the field of mergers and acquisitions. It is truly an honor for The M&A Advisor and for me, personally, to recognize the contributions of the 2019 award finalists,” Aguinaldo added.

The industry’s leading firms and practitioners are well represented on this year’s list of finalists including BlackRock; J.P. Morgan; The Goldman Sachs Company; White & Case; Strattam Capital; GTCR; Monomoy Capital Partners; Henry Schein; BV Investment Partners; L Catterton; among others.

For a detailed list of the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Award Finalists, CLICK HERE.

“It is an honor to once again be a finalist in so many categories,” said Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer, Generational Group. “We are grateful to be recognized by our peers for providing world-class M&A advisory services for our clients.”

“These nominations are the culmination of the hard work and dedication of our entire team,” said Ryan Binkley, President & CEO of Generational. “We have transferred nearly $5 billion in wealth to our clients, and it is both humbling and a privilege to play a role in creating a legacy for them and their families that will last for generations.”

About The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 21 years they have established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Today, they have the privilege of 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.

About Generational Group

Generational EquityGenerational Capital Markets (member FINRA/SIPC), Generational Wealth Advisors, and DealForce are part of the Generational Group, which is headquartered in Dallas and is one of the leading middle market investment banks in North America.

With over 250 professionals located throughout North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their five-step approach features exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.  

The M&A Advisor named the company the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Investment Banking Firm of the Year. For more information, visit https://www.genequityco.com/ or the Generational Equity press room.

Dear Chris and Andre, I just wanted to say thanks for all your help. Even though this process was not an easy one, it was comforting to know that I had a capable team standing beside me. You made me feel like we were almost your only client or at least the most important one. Thanks again, and I will recommend your service in the future.
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Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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 thank you Eric and Generational Equity making our dream come true.
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I am pleased that I was able to work with Andrew Byrd throughout this experience. From the first meeting we had in Minneapolis I felt that I was in good hands. His knowledge and expertise is second to none. He guided the process consistently throughout. I feel lucky that I was pared with Andrew and could not be happier that I chose Generational Equity to handle this major life event. Thank you Andrew and GenEq for everything!
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Karen S. Williams, CFO, BW Manufacturing
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Rick Nowak, President/CEO, Kurz Electric Solutions, Inc.
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Jay Dinnison, Owner of Sharpe Mixers
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