Generational Capital Markets Named Finalist in M&A Advisor’s EMEA Corporate Growth Awards

By Capital Markets


Generational Capital Markets, Inc., a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses and Member FINRA/SIPC, is pleased to announce one of its deals as a finalist for two awards in the 2nd Annual EMEA Corporate Growth Awards: Transaction of the Year in the £50 million to £75 million category and Industrials Deal of the Year in the Under £100 million category. The M&A Advisor is hosting the awards.

"We are pleased that the excellent work of Phil Pizzurro and Mark Galovic is being recognized by the international business community," said Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer with Generational Equity, and President and Supervising Principal with Generational Capital Markets.

"Their perseverance, creativity and professionalism are powerful forces that help corporations grow and prosper while the former owners exit with their financial needs met."

The nominated deal saw Aberdeen, Scotland-based Wood Group acquire CEC Controls of Warren, Michigan. With this acquisition, Wood Group, an international energy services company, expanded its automation and control division in the American Midwest.

"Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms, and transactions. And, each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance, and ingenuity of our industry's professionals," says David Fergusson, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor.

"It is our great pleasure to introduce the 2nd Annual Corporate Growth Awards, presented by S&P Global Market Intelligence, that will recognize and celebrate the leading corporations, transactions, teams and professionals who play a key role in successful corporate growth strategies."

The finalists were selected from nominees in the first stage of evaluation. Now, an independent panel of judges will select the ultimate award winners who will be announced at an Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, London.

"We're excited to be a finalist in these two international categories," said Phil Pizzurro, Generational Capital Markets Managing Director and also the lead dealmaker in the transaction.

"The mutual synergies realized from this partnership will further accelerate the company's goal of becoming the global leader in this space."

A detailed list of the 2nd Annual EMEA Corporate Growth Award Finalists is available.

About The M&A Advisor

In its 20th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry's leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world's premier leadership organization for mergers and acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London.

About Generational Capital, LLC

Generational Capital, LLC, is a Dallas, Texas-based merger and acquisition advisory firm. Generational Capital wholly owns Generational Capital Markets, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. More information can be found at

Generational Capital and Generational Capital Markets are part of the Generational Group and are affiliated with Generational Equity, LLC, which The M&A Advisor named Investment Banking Firm of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

GCM's most recent awards include The M&A Advisor's 2017 Consumer Staples Deal Of The Year, 2017 Private Equity Deal of the Year Award2016 Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year Award, as well as the 2016 Materials Deal of the Year for its work on the Stern Rubber Company transaction.

It has also been recognized for the 2016 M&A Deal of the Year for the acquisition of Pro Trans Logistics Inc. by Action Resources.

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