Generational’s David Fergusson Named Investment Banker of the Year

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading full-service business advisory firm for middle market, privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that David Fergusson was named Investment Banker of the Year at the 2023 5th Annual USA Middle Market M&A Atlas Awards.

Generational was also honored with the following awards:

  • Growth Equity Deal of the Year: Michael Goss and Lance Thomasson for IcyBreeze Cooling’s sale of a minority equity stake to Corbel Capital Partners
  • Aerospace & Services Deal of the Year: Ahmad Behjati and Tristan Keeffe for Integral Industries acquisition by Enjet Aero

All winners were recognized at the 5th Annual USA M&A Atlas Awards on April 27th, 2023, in Washington, D.C. at The Mayflower Hotel, hosted by the Global M&A Network.

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.

In accepting the Investment Banker of the Year award, David Fergusson said: “I am truly honored to accept this award on behalf of our extraordinary Generational team.”

“Our success is directly attributable to the founding principles that Ryan Binkley and John Binkley established when they started Generational,” Fergusson added. “As the firm has grown, so too have our achievements. The recognition our professionals have received – including recent awards as Investment Bank of The Year and Consulting Firm of the Year – are a testament to the power of holding true to the Golden Rule of respect, love and stewardship as our guiding light.”

“We are guided by a firmwide commitment to unity, integrity, diligence and excellence.”

“We are pleased that David was recognized by the Global M&A Network,” said Brenen Hofstadter, Generational’s Chief M&A Officer. “He is an exceptional dealmaker, business builder, and East Region leader.”

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of Generational, stated, “It is truly a blessing to have so many members of our team recognized by the Global M&A Network. Their commitment to serve our clients is at the core of our success. Special congratulations to David Fergusson for his recognition in the highly competitive M&A 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