Generational Group Wins Multiple M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, was honored to win a number of awards at The M&A Advisor’s 18th annual M&A Awards gala on November 19, 2019.

Awards included:

Private Equity Deal of the Year $75MM to $100MM for the acquisition of Spectrum Solutions and Go-2 Fulfillment by DW Healthcare Partners. Generational dealmakers Don Ho and Michael Goss co-managed the deal.

M&A Deal of the Year $50MM-$75MM for the acquisition of Solid Systems CAD Services by Park Place Technologies. Tom Staszak was lead dealmaker on the transaction assisted by Chris Gain. The deal was also co-brokered with Dave Cummings at Agile Equity.

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year $25MM to $50MM for the acquisition of Transportation Equipment by The Andersons, Inc. Brenen Hofstadter and Julio Dominguez closed the transaction.

Emerging Leader Award went to Phil Pizzurro, Managing Director Mergers & Acquisitions for Generational Capital Markets.

The 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 200 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 28 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards which were revealed “Academy-Award style” at the gala.

“The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2019 and 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 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please click here.

“We are thrilled to have so many of our talented dealmakers recognized for the transactions they closed to earn these awards,” said Generational Group President & CEO Ryan Binkley. “Our clients are at the heart of these awards and I applaud the passion and dedication of our entire team to help them reach their goals.”

The third Tom Farrell Memorial Award, named after one of Generational’s former top executives, was also presented at the gala. Ramsey W. Goodrich, Managing Partner at Carter Morse & Goodrich was the distinguished recipient. The Tom Farrell Memorial Award was created to honor Tom’s love for the industry and the thousands of organizations and people he impacted in such a positive way. Through the spirit of this annual award, Tom’s generosity will live on and serve as a reminder for those who follow.

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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