Generational Capital Markets Wins M&A Advisor International Deal of the Year Award

By Capital Markets


Generational Capital Markets, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce The M&A Advisor honored the company with the Private Equity Deal of the Year Award (from $10MM – $50MM) at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards on June 12, 2017, in New York City.

The recognized deal was the acquisition of Generational Capital Markets (GCM) client Dock Edge +, Inc., by Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd., a subsidiary of Branford Castle Partners. The deal closed on September 12, 2016.

GCM Managing Director Chris Heckert advised Dock Edge + in the transaction. "I am honored by this award," said Heckert.

"This transaction was a great example of the benefits of international M&A and I look forward to seeing this partnership continue to grow."

The M&A Advisor is the world's premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals. It hosts the International M&A Awards every year to recognize the top international deals, dealmakers and firms conducting important transactions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australia.

This year's finalists were from more than 60 companies and represented every major market in the world. An independent judging committee of 23 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards.

"Since the introduction of the International M&A Awards in 2009, we have continued to witness the growth of cross-border M&A outpace that of domestic dealmaking volume. And we attribute this to the new generation of global M&A experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry," said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

"The 2017 International M&A Award winners represent the best of the international M&A industry in 2016 who earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists."

GCM President Brenen Hofstadter added, "Hearty congratulations to Chris! The deal was tough, and the competition in this award category was even tougher. It was great to be there to see him receive this prestigious award."

About Generational Capital Markets

Generational Capital, LLC is a Dallas, Texas-based merger & 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. Generational Equity's website is and its online newsroom is

GCM received The M&A Advisor's 2016 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 deals valued $10mm – $25mm) 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