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Generational Equity's Tom Farrell to Receive 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from The M&A Advisor

By Generational Equity

Nov 2, 2016, 04:00 et
Tom Farrell Award

Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce that Tom Farrell, Executive Vice President with the firm, will be honored at the 2016 M&A Advisor Award banquet on November 9 by receiving the organization's highest honor, its Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Farrell will also be inducted into the M&A Advisor's M&A Hall of Fame.

Mr. Farrell has been the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Generational Equity since joining the firm in 2005. He leads the business owner engagement and assessment process for Generational Equity's innovative M&A service.

During Mr. Farrell's tenure, the firm has been consistently recognized as a leading lower middle-market M&A advisory firm, winning several industry awards and ranked #1 since 2009 for Small Cap completed transactions up to $25 million.

The client acquisition team under Tom's leadership has helped the firm close over 500 transactions.

"We are honored to present Mr. Farrell with The M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the mergers and acquisitions industry," stated David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

"Tom has been a valued friend and ally to thousands of firms for their advancement and he enjoys the respect and appreciation of M&A professionals across the world for his tireless work."

Terry Johnson, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer with Generational Equity, stated, "I have worked closely with Tom for a number of years and I am thrilled that he is being recognized for his exemplary years and years of service. He is an exceptional leader, and man."

During his career, Mr. Farrell led his own firm serving private companies in their strategic development and participated in several M&A transactions for both public and private companies.

Before joining Generational Equity, he held senior executive positions with worldwide responsibility for strategic development and executive education at Eastman Kodak Company and Smith Barney/Citigroup.

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of the Generational Group adds, "Tom has been a tremendous asset to our firm and has helped our organization achieve some remarkable results over the years. It is wonderful that the M&A Advisor is recognizing his significant contributions to not only our company, but the entire M&A industry."

About The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions through the industry's leading publication.

Today, the firm is recognized as the world's premier "think tank" and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and financing professionals, providing a range of integrated services including: M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; M&A Advisor Live; M&A Advisor Awards; and M&A Advisor Connects.

For additional information about The M&A Advisor's leadership services visit www.maadvisor.com.

About Generational Equity

Generational Equity, part of the Generational Group headquartered in Dallas with over 200 professionals located throughout North America, helps business owners release the wealth of their business by providing merger, acquisition and strategic growth advisory services.

Their four-step approach features M&A education, financial analysis and reporting, sales documentation and deal-making. The M&A Advisor recently recognized the team as Valuation Firm of the Year. For more, visit www.generational.com and the Generational Equity press room.

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