Generational Capital Markets: 2017 in Review

By Generational Group


2017 has been an excellent year for Generational Capital Markets. During one of the strongest seller’s market in history, our dealmakers helped numerous business owners exit their company and positively impacted the future growth of several organizations. It was a pleasure to work with each and every client over the last 12 months, guiding them on how to sell a company and finding buyers that had the best interests of their business at heart.

Generational Capital Markets’ results were recognized throughout 2017 by several leading names in the industry, including The M&A Advisor. As the benchmark for dealmaking excellence, The M&A Advisor highlights the most significant transactions, firms and professionals in the current market.

Back in June, we were grateful to win the Private Equity Deal of the Year Award (from $10MM – $50MM) at the International M&A Awards. This was for the acquisition of our client Dock Edge +, Inc. by Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd., which closed in September 2016.

Our team’s in-depth expertise across all industries ensures that clients will be confident of securing a successful deal structure with the ideal buyer. This was very present throughout 2017 as we were delighted with the deals that we helped conclude for clients over the past 12 months.

Award-Winning Deals at Generational Capital Markets

At November’s 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, we were delighted that two deals closed by Generational Capital Markets were acknowledged.

Firstly, the acquisition of Red Wolf Company LLC by Broadwind Energy Inc. received both Utilities Deal of the Year and Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (from $10MM – $25MM). This was a prominent deal in middle-market manufacturing, and was a perfect example of a synergistic acquisition. With both Red Wolf and Broadwind complementing their expertise and target markets, their combined efforts would help both establish themselves in their industry.

The other award-winning deal was Blackford Capital’s investment in Ellison Bakery, which won Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (under $100MM). President of Generational Capital Markets, Brenen Hofstadter, and Vice President Julio Dominguez were lead advisors for this transaction, where long-running independent bakery, Ellison Bakery, was looking to continue their growth through the strategic approach and monetary investment of Blackford Capital.

“It was important to the Ellison family to maintain the management, staff and culture of the business post-closing, and to align with a partner committed to growth,” said Hofstadter. “The Blackford team fit that criteria and more.” Being able to nurture a deal of this nature that would undoubtedly help both companies achieve their ambitions was particularly rewarding for our team.

These award-winning transactions were just the centerpieces of Generational Capital Markets’ deal activity for 2017. Other notable deals included:

  • A private investor acquired R&S Drugs Inc., a deal focused on maintaining the company’s commitment to local ownership and personal service
  • Wood Group’s acquisition of CEC Controls, a partnership that will help CEC accelerate their international expansion efforts
  • Coastal Field Services being purchased by Primoris Services Corporation, one that allows Primoris to offer their clients a wider range of specialist services
  • Echo Engineering’s acquisition of Ammex Plastics, which was a unique match of strategic and cultural mindsets in the manufacturing sector

These, alongside other successful transactions, have helped the Generational Group push towards $4 billion in wealth generated for clients since its foundation.

How Generational Capital Markets Could Help You

Every year brings new opportunities, and Generational Capital Markets is keen to make 2018 as memorable as this past year. Our clients benefit from our comprehensive approach to M&A, with professionals skilled in handling higher value acquisitions. We excel at overcoming the potential difficulties that can derail these transactions, building solid exit strategies and securing optimal deals.

Clients who work with us can be assured of a dependable service, as we are proud members of both FINRA and the SIPC. This, along with our team’s extensive experience, assures clients that they are protected in the pursuit of a satisfying conclusion.

Talk to our M&A professionals today at 972-232-1121, or through our dedicated contact page.