Generational Group Announces 2020 Refinitiv M&A Rankings

By Generational Group


Generational Group, the leading middle market investment bank for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce its industry-leading 2020 Refinitiv M&A rankings.

For an unprecedented 11th year in a row, the firm is ranked #1 in transactions valued up to $25 million and for the 6th year it is ranked #2 in deals valued up to $100 million. This is according to the 2020 Refinitiv transactional data. You can view the rankings here:

The company is also ranked #8 in transactions up to $500 million in the U.S. according to Refinitiv’s Global Mid-Market M&A 2020 Year End Review.

Refinitiv, an LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. With $6.25 billion in revenue, over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end-users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace. They provide information, insights, and technology that enable customers to execute critical investing, trading and risk decisions with confidence.

The rankings are based on data submitted by investment banks, M&A advisory firms, business brokers and others to Refinitiv who then verify the data and compile it into their database annually. Other notable M&A leaders in the rankings include: Houlihan Lokey, Raymond James Financial Inc, Piper Sandler and Co., Lincoln International, and Jefferies LLC to name only a few.

Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer for Generational Group added, “Each of the last four years ranks as record years in firm history based on the number of closed transactions. This is reflective of our extraordinary deal team, investment in our M&A Buyer Marketing group, and our expansion from 5 to 14 offices over the last few years. The rankings in 2020 are especially significant given the unprecedented events we worked through as a team last year. Based on buyer activity we have seen so far, we are looking forward to another record year in 2021.”

President & CEO of Generational, Ryan Binkley, stated “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team to once again be ranked so highly in these M&A league tables, especially given the challenges we all faced in 2020. Although the rankings are important to us, we never lose sight of the fact that each deal we close represents a business owner and family we have successfully helped to achieve their financial dreams.”

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