Generational Equity Announces the Acquisition of North Shore Business Technology, Inc. by Impact Networking, LLC

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, North Shore Business Technology, Inc. (NSBT), headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by Impact Networking, LLC(Impact), headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois. The acquisition closed on January 23, 2015.  

NSBT is a business-to-business distributor and service provider of office equipment in Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin.

NSBT sells and services business equipment, and provides multi-year service and maintenance contracts with end-users in private enterprises, private and public school districts, and government agencies.

Managing Director Douglas Smith and his Vice President, Ryan Johnson, led the Generational Equity deal team that advised NSBT on the transaction. 

“With the same equipment partners, both parties saw the great fit and win-win opportunity, and were very committed to making the deal happen,” said lead dealmaker Ryan Johnson.

Impact provides leading-edge strategy, design, support, and technology for business automation.

Specializing in areas such as creative services, document management and brand identity, Impact manages the documents integral to a company’s success and readies them for the 21st century.

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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