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Generational Group’s Contribution to Harvard Business School Curriculum

By Generational Group

Generational Group Harvard Business School Alliance

Beginning with the Spring Semester of 2019, Generational has contributed to the Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition course at the Harvard Business School, taught by Professors Rick Ruback and Royce Yudkoff.

The course trains second-year MBA students how to search for, acquire, and operate privately held businesses.

Generational’s Head of Corporate Evaluations, Mr. Jason Kimball, provides recent sanitized transaction data and confidential business profiles for analysis.

Mr. Brenen Hofstadter, CM&AO, and Mr. David Fergusson, Exec. MD East Region, share insights with the class on how to most efficiently make new Investment Banking relationships, create and analyze deal flow, and work with sellers. They field questions, in collaboration with the professors, to be as exhaustive as possible on each important topic.

Mr. Hofstadter added “We are proud to make our modest contribution each year. The course is a practical case-based curriculum that helps graduates achieve their goals.”

“Each year, we create new relationships with graduates that will become active buyers for themselves, or for strategic or private equity investors.”

About Generational Group

Generational Equity, Generational Capital Markets (member FINRA/SIPC), Generational Wealth Advisors, Generational Consulting Group and DealForce are part of Generational Group, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 16 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 growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A services, and wealth management.

The M&A Advisor named Generational 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. The Global M&A Network named Generational USA Investment Bank of the Year in 2023. For more information visit or the Generational Group press room.