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Generational Group Again Among the Leaders in 2021 Refinitiv M&A Rankings

By Generational Group

Jan 27, 2022, 09:00 et

2021 Refinitiv Rankings

Generational Group, the leading middle market investment bank for privately held businesses, is pleased to be recognized once again as a leader in the M&A industry by Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest and most highly regarded providers of financial market data.

For an impressive 12th year in a row, Refinitiv’s league tables rank Generational Group No. 1 in transactions valued up to $25 million, and – for the 7th year – No. 2 in deals valued up to $100 million.

Generational also made the leap to the top of two new rankings, claiming the No. 2 spot for deals up to $500 million and $1 billion, after ranking No. 8 and No. 11 in those respective tables in 2020. Generational is the only privately held investment banking firm to be ranked in the Top 10 in these categories – a further testament to the firm’s blockbuster year across every segment of the market.

You can view Refinitiv rankings here.

Refinitiv, a LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the most trusted providers of M&A deal data and publishes annual comprehensive rankings of the most active investment firms in the field. With over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end-users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace.

Rankings are based on data submitted by investment banks, M&A advisory firms, business brokers, and others. Refinitiv verifies the data and compiles it into its annual database.

"Generational sold 172 client companies across North America in 2021, far eclipsing our prior record set in 2020," said Brenen Hofstadter, Chief M&A Officer for Generational Group.

He added, "This was accomplished with a firm-wide team effort attracting high-quality clients, utilizing best-in-class systems, and targeting optimal buyers. Lastly, our expansion from five to 16 offices over the past four years with industry-leading M&A professionals put us in position to achieve record results. 2022 is off to a solid start."

Generational Group President & CEO, Ryan Binkley, stated, “The Refinitiv rankings are incredibly satisfying because they serve as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team each year. Last year was truly a milestone year for our firm, and these awards reflect that success.”

Binkley added, “We are always grateful for the acknowledgements; however, our greatest satisfaction comes from both advising and assisting owners through the growth and exit process. In 2021, we surpassed $7 billion in wealth transferred to our clients since our firm’s inception. It truly is exciting to see their dreams come true. That’s what we celebrate the most.”

About Generational Group

Generational EquityGenerational Capital Markets (member FINRA/SIPC), Generational Wealth Advisors, Generational Consulting Group and DealForce are part of Generational Group, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is one of the leading middle market investment banks in North America.

With over 250 professionals located throughout North America, Generational Group helps business owners capitalize on 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 Generational Group the Investment Banking Firm of the Year, three years in a row and Valuation Firm of the Year in 2020. For more information, visit or the Generational Equity press room.