Generational Group Again Among the Leaders in 2021 Refinitiv M&A Rankings

By Generational Group


For 12 consecutive years, Refinitiv has recognized the Dallas-based investment bank as a leader in the M&A industry. This year, Generational jumped to No. 2 for deals up to $1 billion for the first time.

We are pleased to share that Generational Group has once again been recognized as a leader in the M&A industry by Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest and most highly regarded providers of financial market data.

For an impressive 12th year in a row, Refinitiv’s league tables rank Generational Group No. 1 in transactions valued up to $25 million, and – for the 7th year – No. 2 in deals valued up to $100 million.

Generational also made the leap to the top of two new rankings, claiming the No. 2 spot for deals up to $500 million and $1 billion, after ranking No. 8 and No. 11 in those respective tables in 2020. Generational is the only privately held investment banking firm to be ranked in the Top 10 in these categories – a further testament to the firm’s blockbuster year across every segment of the market. You can view our Refinitiv rankings here.

Refinitiv, a LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the most trusted providers of M&A deal data and publishes annual comprehensive rankings of the most active investment firms in the field. With over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end-users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace.

Rankings are based on data submitted by investment banks, M&A advisory firms, business brokers, and others. Refinitiv verifies the data and compiles it into its annual database.

"Generational sold 172 client companies across North America in 2021, far eclipsing our prior record set in 2020," said Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer for Generational Group.

"This was accomplished with a firm-wide team effort attracting high-quality clients, utilizing best-in-class systems, and targeting optimal buyers. Lastly, our expansion from five to 16 offices over the past four years with industry-leading M&A professionals put us in position to achieve record results. 2022 is off to a solid start."

Generational Group President & CEO, Ryan Binkley, stated, “The Refinitiv rankings are incredibly satisfying because they serve as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team each year. Last year was truly a milestone year for our firm, and these awards reflect that success.”

“We are always grateful for the acknowledgements; however, our greatest satisfaction comes from both advising and assisting owners through the growth and exit process. In 2021, we surpassed $7 billion in wealth transferred to our clients since our firm’s inception. It truly is exciting to see their dreams come true. That’s what we celebrate the most.”

Carl Doerksen is the Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.

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