Brenen Hofstadter

Chief M&A Officer

MBA, CM&AA


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Mr. Hofstadter is President & Supervising Principal of Generational Capital Markets, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, and Chief M&A Officer of Generational Group.

He has 30+ years of M&A experience selling privately held businesses across North America and most industries. He started his career in 1990 with Geneva Capital Markets (which became Citigroup Capital Strategies), and in 2002 became a partner of a boutique firm specializing in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Brenen joined Generational in 2006 as a Managing Director, and in 2008 established the firm’s broker/dealer license and organization. Five of Brenen’s transactions have earned prestigious M&A Advisor Awards, and one of his hallmark deals was completing the sale of Johnston Grain and Ports in 2013. In 2017 he transitioned from dealmaker to CM&AO and joined Generational’s executive board. In 2023 he was recognized as one of the top 50 M&A Investment Bankers in the Americas by the Global M&A Network.

Brenen earned his BS in Speech Communication from St. Cloud State University, MBA from the University of South Florida, and is a lifetime member of American Mensa Society. He speaks annually at trade conferences and the Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition program at the Harvard Business School. Brenen holds a Texas real estate broker license and FINRA series 7, 24, 63, and 79 securities licenses. He is married to Stacy and has four children and 6 grandchildren.

 

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M and A Advisor award 2022
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M and A Advisor award 2016
M and A Advisor award 2017
M and A Advisor award 2018
M and A Advisor award 2022

4-time winner of Investment Banking Firm of the Year

LSEG
Inc 500 award

We are leaders in M&A Over 50 awards, and counting

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