Generational Group Announces Refinitiv/Thomson M&A Rankings

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading middle market investment bank for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that for the 10th year in a row the firm is ranked #1 in transactions valued up to $25 million, and for the 5th year it is ranked #2 in deals valued up to $100 million. This is according to the 2019 Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters transactional data. You can view the rankings here:

The company is also ranked #9 in transactions up to $500 million in the U.S. according to Refinitiv/Thomson’s Global M&A Mid-Market Advisory Review.

Serving more than 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries, Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables their customers to make critical decisions with confidence, while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity. Thomson Reuters was rebranded in 2019 as Refinitiv.

The rankings are based on data submitted by investment banks, M&A advisory firms, business brokers and others to Refinitiv/Thomson, who then verify the data and compile it into their database annually. Other notable M&A leaders in the rankings include: JP Morgan, Houlihan Lokey, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, CIBC World Markets Inc, Piper Jaffray Cos, Raymond James Financial Inc, and William Blair & Co to name only a few.

Ryan Binkley, President & CEO of Generational stated, “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team to be highly ranked in these M&A league tables. Although the rankings are important to us, we never lose sight of the fact that each deal we close represents a business owner and a family that we have successfully guided on their exit journey.”

Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer for Generational Group added, “Each of the last three years ranks as one of our best three years in firm history based on number of closed transactions. This is reflective of our extraordinary deal team, investment in our M&A Buyer Marketing group, our DealForce App, and the M&A market as a whole. 2020 has also started strong.”

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