Generational Group Associates Recognized as Emerging Leaders in the M&A Industry

By Generational Group


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that three of its associates have been recognized by The M&A Advisor as Emerging Leaders for 2018.

Musa Jagne, Ryan Johnson and Luan Ly earned recognition at The M&A Advisor’s 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards. Jagne is Managing Director, while Johnson and Ly are Senior Vice Presidents with Generational Equity.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading mergers & acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders in the industry.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, financing and turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. 

The 2018 winners were chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. An independent judging panel completed the evaluation and selection of the nominees. The M&A Advisor will host a black tie awards gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan on Sept. 18, 2018, to introduce the award winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

“All three of these gentlemen started with Generational over 10 years ago in our Business Evaluation Group, became M&A VPs, and are now emerging leaders in our M&A practice,” said Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer with Generational Equity.  “Seeing people like Musa, Ryan and Luan develop professionally and advance is one of the most rewarding things I experience at the firm.”

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO for the company, added, “It’s terrific to see Musa, Ryan and Luan recognized with this award. In every client relationship we have our core values in mind, and all three of these professionals exemplify the commitment, dedication and excellence we strive for.”

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