Generational Equity Announces Sale of The Dawson Academy to Valencia Capital

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, The Dawson Academy of St. Petersburg, Florida, to Valencia Capital, LLC, of Coral Gables, Florida. The acquisition closed December 30, 2016. Details were not disclosed.

Dr. Peter E. Dawson, DDS, founded Dawson Center, LLC, dba The Dawson Academy, in 1979 to provide his fellow dentists with post-graduate education that improved their practice both clinically and financially.

Today, a faculty of more than 20 practicing dentists from around the world teach clients in all 50 states and across 40 countries. The academy offers in-person lectures and workshops, online courses, treatment planning software, discussion boards and local study groups.

Valencia Capital is a private equity firm that typically targets investments of $500,000 to $5 million. Currently, their portfolio includes positions in companies providing health and beauty products, specialized packaging, thermal and pressure related controls, online limousine booking and niche food product manufacturing.

Generational Equity Managing Director Julie Sandoval and her team, headed by trusted affiliate Mario Dieckmann, and Vice President Mark Breheny, led the deal to a successful close.

"It was a pleasure working with the dedication and focus of Dawson's President, Joan Forrest, and Valencia Capital's Will Rose," said Dieckmann.

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 exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, and M&A transactional services. The M&A Advisor recently named the company its 2016 Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

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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