Generational Group Named Investment Banking Firm of the Year For Third Straight Year

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, was honored with two awards at The M&A Advisor's 17th annual M&A Awards on November 6, 2018. Included in the tally was the prestigious Investment Banking Firm of the Year Award, marking the third year in a row the company has earned the recognition.

The M&A Advisor also honored Generational with Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10mm-$25mm) for the acquisition of client Ammex Plastics by Echo Engineering and Production Supplies. Managing Director Phil Pizzurro and VP Mark Galovic successfully closed the deal for Generational.

The M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for dealmaking excellence. It recognizes the leading transactions, restructurings, deal financings, products/services, firms, and professionals. This year more than 230 nominees representing 600+ companies became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 29 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients.

“The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2018 and they earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor.  “From lower middle market to multi-billion-dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please click here.

“We are humbled, grateful and thrilled to be recognized as Investment Banking Firm of the Year three years in a row,” said Generational Group President & CEO Ryan Binkley.  “This is a very distinguished award that we cherish and it is reflective of our associates’ hard work and dedication to give our clients the outcomes they deserve.”

Binkley added, “And it is a true honor to be called on stage to receive recognition from our M&A colleagues.”

The second Tom Farrell Memorial Award, named after one of Generational’s top former executives, was also presented at the gala, going to Anthony L. Caudle, Chairman and CEO of RedTail Capital Markets.

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