Generational Equity Named Investment Banking Firm of the Year

By Generational Equity


As a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, Generational Group – comprised of Generational Equity and Generational Capital Markets – was honored to be presented with four awards at The M&A Advisor’s 16th annual M&A Awards. One of these achievements was the prestigious Investment Banking Firm of the Year Award, marking the second time our company has earned this recognition in as many years.

The M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for dealmaking excellence. It recognizes the leading transactions, restructurings, deal financings, products and services, firms and professionals. The M&A Advisor awarded Generational Group with an additional three accolades besides Investment Banking Firm of the Year:

  • Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Under $100MM): Acquisition of Ellison Bakery by Blackford Capital
  • Utilities Deal of the Year: Acquisition of Red Wolf Company LLC by Broadwind Energy Inc.
  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (From $10MM – $25MM): Acquisition of Red Wolf Company LLC by Broadwind Energy Inc.

The M&A Advisor announced the winners on November 13, 2017, at its annual gala hosted at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

“The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President of The M&A Advisor. “From lower middle-market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

Generational Group executives are once again honored to be acknowledged by industry peers. “We are humbled, grateful and thrilled to be titled Investment Banking Firm of the Year in back-to-back years,” said Terry Johnson, Generational Equity Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer. “This is a very distinguished award that we cherish. This award, along with the others, is reflective of our associates’ hard work and dedication to give our clients the outcomes they deserve.”

“Without our clients and our team’s commitment to excellence, we wouldn’t be receiving any of these awards,” Ryan Binkley, Generation Equity President and CEO, agreed. “And it is a true privilege to be called on stage to receive recognition from our M&A colleagues.”

Ryan Binkley also spoke to guests at the gala about Tom Farrell, former leader of the Generational Equity client acquisition team. The M&A Advisor introduced the Thomas Farrell Memorial Award this year to celebrate his contributions to the mergers and acquisitions industry.

“This is a great honor to give you insight into one of my best friends,” Ryan Binkley told the crowd on Monday night. “Tom had a knack for people and a knack for business. He loved finding deals, working with business owners, and he just had a passion for life. His legacy goes on.”

The inaugural recipient of the Thomas Farrell Memorial Award was Robert “Bobby” Blumenfeld, Executive Director of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) New York Chapter.