The Generational Group Awarded Multiple M&A Advisor Awards

By Generational Group


The Generational Group is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized last week by The M&A Advisor with multiple 2016 annual awards:

  • Tom Farrell: Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame
  • Investment Banking Firm of the Year: Other finalists in this category were ALANTRA, BDA Partners, Capstone Partners LLC, FT Partners, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, Peakstone, and Raymond James
  • Materials Deal of the Year: Acquisition of Stern Rubber Company by Zhongli Corporation
  • M&A Deal of the Year (over $10mm – $25mm): Acquisition of Pro Trans Logistics, Inc. by Action Resources

The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2016 M&A Advisor Awards at the 15th Annual Gala to a lively, sold-out crowd at The New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, November 9.

"The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists," said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President 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."

Terry Johnson, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer with The Generational Group stated, "We are delighted to be recognized by the M&A Advisor in so many categories, especially as Investment Banking Firm of the Year. These awards are a real testament to the hard work of all our associates and their dedication to our clients."

In addition to the announcement of the 2016 M&A Advisor Award winners, the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in mergers and acquisitions was presented to Thomas Farrell, Executive Vice President, The Generational Group; Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman, Sonenshine Partners, Professor, Harvard University Law School; and John Reiss, Global Head of White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Group. 

Ryan Binkley, President of The Generational Group, said, "It is a real honor to be recognized by our peers for the professional work we provide our clients. I am especially pleased to see Tom Farrell honored this year. Tom has been a vital leader on our team and we are thankful for his many years of service to the entire M&A industry."

Mr. Binkley added, "Throughout his career with Eastman Kodak, Citigroup, and with our team at The Generational Group, Tom has always led with excellence, passion, and integrity at the highest levels. This award caps a wonderful career in our industry of professional M&A services. We wish him all the best in his retirement."

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By Carl Doerksen, Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.

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