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Generational Group is Nominated for More Than Two Dozen M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Group

Nov 5, 2021, 05:00 et
M&A Award Nominations 2021

Generational Group is pleased to announce that it 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)

About Generational Group

Generational EquityGenerational Capital Markets (member FINRA/SIPC), Generational Wealth AdvisorsGenerational Consulting Group 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 more than 250 professionals located throughout 16 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.  

M&A Advisor named the company the 2017 and 2018 Investment Banking Firm of the Year and 2020 Valuation Firm of the Year. For more information, visit https://www.generational.com/  or the https://www.generational.com/press-releases.

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
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
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.
We thank you Eric and Generational Equity making our dream come true.
Larry Moore, Owner, A Company Portable Restrooms
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
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
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.
Dr. Caty J. Catron PhD, RN, VA-BC – Owner, Vic The Picc, LLC
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
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
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.
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
Generational Equity educated and informed us – so that we could be on the upside of a good decision (to sell).
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
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
Generational Equity’s assistance was invaluable in compiling and marketing our business.
Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
I would like to thank you and your firm, Generational Equity, for being our valued advisors in our journey.
Bil MacLeslie, CEO, ipHouse
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Shenille Engelhart, Owner – CLS Technology
Your wisdom and experience were invaluable to me during this once-in-a-lifetime transaction.
Ralph Noblin, President of Noblin & Associates