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Generational Group Expands with New Office in Kansas City, MO

By Generational Equity

Mar 25, 2020, 06:00 et
Kansas City Office

Generational Group, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held, middle market businesses, is pleased to announce the continued expansion of the firm with the opening of a new office in Kansas City, Missouri. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, the firm now has 13 offices in North America.

The new office is led by Andrew Byrd. Mr. Byrd serves as Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Central region at Generational, and works directly with privately held, middle market businesses in developing and executing successful exit strategies. Mr. Byrd’s focus is connecting Generational clients with the right buyers at an optimal price and deal structure.

Prior to working with Generational, Mr. Byrd worked independently at a local M&A firm that specialized in the marketing and sale of main-street and lower middle market businesses throughout the Kansas City area. During that time he was instrumental in the preparation, marketing, negotiations, and due diligence process of numerous successful deal closings for a variety of businesses. Mr. Byrd also previously owned his own firm specializing in business formation, as well as advising hundreds of clients on ideal corporate structures. He is licensed as a commercial real estate broker in Missouri and as a commercial agent in Kansas.

Mr. Byrd is passionate about his work and enjoys partnering with clients to achieve their personal goals and objectives. In addition, he is active in his community, volunteering at local Kansas City charities and organizations that help the homeless.

Mr. Byrd earned his JD/MBA with a concentration in Finance from Oklahoma City University, and his BSBA in Finance from University of Central Missouri.

“This new office is part of our strategy to enhance our dealmaking capabilities for companies in the Midwest, including the significant base of infrastructure, logistics and engineering firms in the region,” said Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer of Generational. “This location, along with the other offices we have added the past two years, bolsters our presence and improves our ability to service our clients in the Midwest.”

Generational Group is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America, having won multiple industry awards including Investment Banking Firm of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Valuation Firm of the Year in 2015 and 2014. According to the 2019 Refinitiv/Thomson M&A rankings, the firm was #1 in transactions valued up to $25 million, #2 up to $100 million, and #9 up to $500 million. No M&A advisor has closed more deals in the lower middle market than Generational over the past decade.

The Kansas City office is located at:

Two Pershing Square
2300 Main Street, 9th Floor
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108

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 increase and 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. 

For more information, visit https://www.generational.com or the Generational Group press room.

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Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
T.D., thank you so much! You are a great leader! I love how you are using your gifts and talents to better others. You are clearly a GREAT COACH! This 3 day session undoubtedly changed the future of our business, and very well may have been the sole catalyst to save my company, my health and my marriage! A genuine “thank you” from the bottom of my heart.
Bryan D. Horn, Owner, Over Under Clothing
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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Rick Nowak, President/CEO, Kurz Electric Solutions, Inc.
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Terry D. Wickman, President, Keytroller
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Karen S. Williams, CFO, BW Manufacturing
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Jay Dinnison, Owner of Sharpe Mixers
I need to say an immense thank you to Don Ho for his stellar work ethic, attention to detail, and tireless effort. Also thank you to the whole crew at GE! Without you, Don could not do such a phenomenal job. We were shooting for closing and funding before the end of 2020, due to the uncertainty of the political landscape and taxes. I am happy to report we closed last week and will be funding tomorrow.
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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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Ralph Noblin, President of Noblin & Associates
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Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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Shenille Engelhart, Owner – CLS Technology
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Robert Evans, President and CEO of Mealtracker Dietary Software
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
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Michael J Polarek, President, Paragon Packaging
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
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 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
I would like to thank you and your firm, Generational Equity, for being our valued advisors in our journey.
Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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 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.
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