Generational Group Wins Three 2021 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 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

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.

Generational Group won the following awards:

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10-$25M)

Acquisition of Design Space Inpharmatics (DSI) by ProductLife Group (PLG)

Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM)

Acquisition of Blair Duron by Crescendo Capital

Materials Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Realm, Inc./Realm Warehousing, Inc. by Great Range Capital

“The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry this past year 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.”

Michael Goss, Generational’s Executive Managing Director of M&A, whose team was responsible for the Realm transaction, said, “It is always an honor to be selected as a finalist among such impressive peers, and even more so to be named winner of three award categories. At Generational, our consistent focus and passion are on helping our clients reach their goals and drives us to deliver results every day. Our team works hard and it shows. That’s what makes this event and these awards so special.”

Generational Chief M&A Officer Brenen Hofstadter said, “Congratulations to our professionals who earned these prestigious awards. We are having a remarkable, record-setting year. Having our peers recognize the performance of our team is so gratifying.”

In October 2021, Generational Group closed its 1,100th deal – just six months after doing so on its 1,000th deal. The firm’s closings are already up more than 60% year-to-date over 2020, which had previously been the firm’s best year.

Hofstadter added, “While M&A has been cyclical, we are now experiencing something that has been anticipated over the past 30 years — the beginning of the M&A SuperCycle fueled by the retirement of the baby-boom generation. This will result in upwards of $10 trillion of aggregate deal values and liquid wealth transfer.”

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of Generational, added, “Congratulations to our entire team on these awards. Our clients are at the heart of each of these honors and I applaud the passion and dedication of our entire team to help our clients reach their financial goals.”

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