Generational’s Brenen Hofstadter Named Top 50 Investment Banker

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading full-service business advisory for middle market, privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that Brenen Hofstadter, its Chief M&A Officer, has been named as one of the top 50 M&A Investment Bankers in the Americas by the Global M&A Network.

This award follows Generational’s recent recognition as the 2023 USA Investment Bank of the Year.

Mr. Hofstadter has over 30 years of experience in advising privately held companies across the U.S. and Canada. He is Supervising Principal of Generational Capital Markets and leads all of Generational’s deal-making teams.

Prior to joining Generational in 2006, Brenen was a partner in a boutique M&A firm specializing in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Before that, he served as an executive with Citigroup Capital Strategies. Mr. Hofstadter earned his MBA from the University of South Florida and is a lifetime member of the American Mensa Society.

The Global M&A Network (GM&AN) is a diversified media company and the exclusive publisher of the popular “Top Dealmakers” lists. GM&AN also hosts the “Atlas Awards”, the world’s most prestigious awards for alternative investing, private equity, M&A, restructuring, transactional, and business communities worldwide.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Global M&A Network,” said Hofstadter. “I am proud to lead a team of exceptional M&A professionals and to serve in an organization like Generational with its focus on excellence and client service

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of Generational, stated, “Brenen epitomizes what we see every day from our entire team – selfless dedication to our Core Values and our clients. I could not be more proud of Brenen and the leadership he provides on a daily basis to our deal teams. He is most deserving of this recognition.”

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