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Generational Group Named Investment Banking Firm of the Year For Third Straight Year

By Generational Group

Nov 14, 2018, 06:00 et

Generational Group Investment Banking Firm of the Year

Generational Group, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, was honored with two awards at The M&A Advisor's 17th annual M&A Awards on November 6, 2018. Included in the tally was the prestigious Investment Banking Firm of the Year Award, marking the third year in a row the company has earned the recognition.

The M&A Advisor also honored Generational with Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10mm-$25mm) for the acquisition of client Ammex Plastics by Echo Engineering and Production Supplies. Managing Director Phil Pizzurro and VP Mark Galovic successfully closed the deal for Generational.

The M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for dealmaking excellence. It recognizes the leading transactions, restructurings, deal financings, products/services, firms, and professionals. This year more than 230 nominees representing 600+ companies became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 29 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients.

“The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2018 and they earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor.

“From lower middle market to multi-billion-dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please click here.

“We are humbled, grateful and thrilled to be recognized as Investment Banking Firm of the Year three years in a row,” said Generational Group President & CEO Ryan Binkley.

“This is a very distinguished award that we cherish and it is reflective of our associates’ hard work and dedication to give our clients the outcomes they deserve.”

Binkley added, “And it is a true honor to be called on stage to receive recognition from our M&A colleagues.”

The second Tom Farrell Memorial Award, named after one of Generational’s top former executives, was also presented at the gala, going to Anthony L. Caudle, Chairman and CEO of RedTail Capital Markets.

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 twenty 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

About Generational Group

Generational Equity, DealForce, Generational Talis Wealth Advisory, and Generational Capital Markets, member FINRA/SIPC, are part of the Generational Group, which is headquartered in Dallas and is one of the leading M&A advisory firms 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 strategic growth advisory services.

Their four-step approach features exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, and M&A transactional services.

For more, visit the https://www.genequityco.com/ or the Generational Equity press room.

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.
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
Your wisdom and experience were invaluable to me during this once-in-a-lifetime transaction.
Ralph Noblin, President of Noblin & Associates
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.
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.
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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
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Terry D. Wickman, President, Keytroller
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Dear Chris and Andre, I just wanted to say thinks 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. As I said before 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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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.
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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
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Robert Evans, President and CEO of Mealtracker Dietary Software
I would like to thank you and your firm, Generational Equity, for being our valued advisors in our journey.
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Andy Graham, Vice President, Modern Heating & Plumbing
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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
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Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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Karen S. Williams, CFO, BW Manufacturing
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Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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!
Eric Erlandson, Owner, Action Fastenings, Inc.
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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