Generational’s Ryan Binkley to Receive M&A Advisor Leadership Award and Induction into Hall of Fame

By Generational Group


Generational Group, a leading investment banking firm for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Ryan Binkley, will be recognized as the recipient of the 2023 M&A Advisor Leadership Award and will be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame.

Binkley will be honored for his significant contributions to the M&A industry during the 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala, a feature of the 2023 Future of Dealmaking Summit taking place November 14-15, 2023 at the historic New York Athletic Club in New York City.

“We are thrilled to recognize Ryan Binkley with the 2023 M&A Advisor Leadership Award,” stated Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Ryan’s success and leadership across a variety of business and community endeavors is exemplary of what the Leadership Award represents. The Award honors Ryan’s career to date and recognizes his significant contributions to his profession, his firm, its employees and clients, and the mergers and acquisitions industry.”

With Binkley’s induction into the M&A Advisor’s Hall of Fame, he joins a notable and exclusive community of industry leaders who have preceded him. Members of the Hall of Fame include Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, and “Father of Venture Capital” David Morgenthaler, private equity legends including John K. Castle, Rodger Krouse, Marc Leder, David Bonderman, and Jay Jordan. Other members include renowned advisors such as Bruce Wasserstein, Charlie Downer, Barry Ridings and legal champions including Rodgin Cohen, Jack Butler, and Harvey Mille, to name a few.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by the M&A Advisor with this award,” said Binkley. “It is a privilege to join other esteemed industry leaders who are also in the Hall of Fame. I am very thankful for our team of experienced and dedicated M&A professionals who make our organization a success.”

Binkley added, “Our journey at Generational has been inspired by a greater purpose and filled with many blessings. We look forward to an even brighter future as we work together to make a difference in the lives of our clients.”

About The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions through the industry’s leading publication. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier “think tank” and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and financing professionals, providing a range of integrated services including: M&A Advisor Summits; M&A Advisor Awards; M&A Connects Online Community; and M&A TV.

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