Generational Group Wins Multiple 2023 M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading investment banking firm for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that it has once again been recognized by The M&A Advisor at the 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards – the premier awards event recognizing the finest deals, dealmakers, and M&A-related service providers of the past year.

Generational Group was honored with the following awards:

LEADERSHIP AWARD AND INDUCTION INTO THE HALL OF FAME: Ryan Binkley, Generational President and CEO. With his induction into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame, Ryan joins prominent past inductees such as Wilbur Ross, Bruce Wasserstein, Rodgin Cohen and David Morgenthaler.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: Randy Kamin, Generational Group’s Executive Managing Director and Group Leader.

CONSULTING FIRM OF THE YEAR: Generational Consulting Group led by T.D. Decker, President. This is the second year in a row Generational has been awarded Consulting Firm of the Year.

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR ($50MM – $75MM): Acquisition of FR Conversions by Tide Rock Holdings – Deal Team of David Fergusson, Executive Managing Dir, M&A-Technology Practice Leader, and Corey Painter, Managing Director, M&A. The initial relationship was established by David Pickard, Senior Managing Director.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEAL OF THE YEAR: Acquisition of Reilly Electrical Contractors by Crete Mechanical Group – Deal Team of David Fergusson, Executive Managing Dir, M&A-Technology Practice Leader, Moses Shmueli, Managing Director, M&A, and Tristan Keeffe, Senior Vice President, M&A. The initial relationship was established by Randy Kamin, Executive Managing Director and Team Leader.

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities and has since been established as the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround, and Finance professionals. Today, they have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services.

“The award recipients represent the best in the mergers and acquisitions industry this past year and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Ranging from large multi-billion dollar deals to lower middle market deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms, and individuals that represent the highest levels of accomplishment.”

Generational Chief M&A Officer Brenen Hofstadter said: “Congratulations to the Generational teams who earned these prestigious awards. Having our peers recognize our performance and our professionals is very gratifying.”

Hofstadter added: “It is tremendous to see our CEO and leader, Ryan Binkley, honored as well. His contributions to our firm and the M&A industry are well known and he richly deserves these accolades.”

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of Generational stated, “I am really proud of our entire team and congratulate everyone for winning these awards this year. The dedication of our team members to our Core Values and their commitment to our clients is what makes these industry recognitions possible.”

Binkley added: “I am deeply honored and humbled to join the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame. To be seen as one of the leaders in our industry is a tribute to our entire Generational team and the effort we all put in to help create our clients’ personal financial legacies.”

Of special significance to the Generational family, Corey Massella, Partner, UHY, LLP, was recognized as the recipient of the 2023 Thomas Farrell Memorial Award. In 2017, The M&A Advisor established the Thomas Farrell Memorial Award to honor the memory of Thomas “Tom” Farrell, former Executive Vice President of Generational Equity and to celebrate his contributions to the mergers and acquisitions industry.

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