Generational Group Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading investment banking firm for privately held businesses, had a blockbuster year. The firm closed a record 172 deals in 2021, more than any other privately held investment bank in North America. In addition, the firm surpassed an important milestone of transferring $7 billion in wealth to its clients since its inception.

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of the firm, stated “I am extremely proud of our team and all that we accomplished together this past year. We saw record-breaking growth in every division, and more importantly, helped a significant number of business owners realize their dreams.”

Binkley added, “It is a real honor and a tremendous privilege to work with entrepreneurs to help them reach their financial goals. We look forward to an even more successful 2022 and helping build a lasting legacy for all of our clients. This is the purpose that fuels our passion.”

Generational also won several awards in 2021, including the M&A Advisor awards for Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM-$25MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM), and Materials Deal of the Year.

Terry Johnson, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer for the firm, added, “Our success as a firm is driven by each associate’s dedication to our Core Values and a commitment to personally serve each and every client. We have great momentum and I congratulate our entire team of M&A professionals on a tremendous 2021. We are excited about 2022 and the opportunity to help even more business owners reach their goals.”

Generational Group was founded to help business owners reach their personal and financial goals by offering professional educational and advisory services for growth and exit strategies. The Company and its associates are committed to helping successful entrepreneurs grow and exit their business for maximum value.

Chief M&A Officer with Generational, Brenen Hofstadter, said, “While M&A has been cyclical, we are now experiencing something that has been anticipated my entire 30 year career – the beginning of the M&A SuperCycle fueled by the retirement of the baby-boomer generation. This will result in $10 trillion+ of aggregate deal values and liquid wealth transfer. We are thrilled with the 2021 results and will be striving to beat them in 2022.”

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