Generational Associates Named Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading investment banking firm for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that two of its M&A professionals, Jacob Mangalath and Corey Painter, have been named as 2023 Emerging Leaders in the financial services industry by The M&A Advisor.

The recognition of Generational’s Emerging Leaders comes on the heels of The Global M&A Network recently naming Generational the USA Investment Bank of the Year.

Jacob Mangalath, Vice President, M&A in Generational’s Dallas office, works with clients in managing the marketing of their businesses and negotiating successful transactions that maximize value and help achieve their financial goals. Jacob has over ten years of M&A advisory, deal negotiation, corporate valuation, and market research experience.

As Managing Director, M&A, Corey Painter is a senior member of the Eastern North American M&A team at Generational. In his leadership role, he guides and supports a team of M&A advisors with client positioning strategy, financial preparation, marketing, and transaction management.

The M&A Advisor, now in its 25th year, was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet. Today, The M&A Advisor is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and corporate finance professionals.

The M&A Advisor will host a black-tie Awards Gala in New York City on September 19-20, 2023, to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The Emerging Leaders Awards Gala is a feature of the 2023 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit. This exclusive event will pair current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts.

“I am so proud of the accomplishments of Jacob and Corey,” Brenen Hofstadter, Generational’s Chief M&A Officer said. “I have had the pleasure of watching them develop over the past 10+ years as leading M&A professionals with our firm, and I am very pleased that our industry is recognizing them with these awards.”

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of Generational added, “I congratulate both Jacob and Corey on being recognized by The M&A Advisor. They personify the Core Values our Company is based on, and I look forward to their continued growth as individuals and professionals.”

Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor said: “The Emerging Leaders Awards were born as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community. With the challenges undertaken over the past three years, especially through the pandemic and challenging economic uncertainty, the 2023 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals.”

“In the previous 13 years,” Aguinaldo added “The M&A Advisor has recognized over a thousand professionals who remain at the top of their professions. Emerging Leader Award winners will continue to have a significant effect on the advancement of our industry. Through the support of business, philanthropic, academic and personal development experts, we are establishing a connected “leadership community” with the mandate to empower these successful young professionals to improve the life experiences of others through their career.”

For a complete list of the 2023 Emerging Leaders Award Winners click here.

About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 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.

The M&A Advisor named the company Investment Banking Firm of the Year three years in a row, Valuation Firm of the Year in 2020, and North American Investment Bank of the Year in 2022 as well as Consulting Firm of the Year. For more information, visit