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Generational Group Reaches M&A Landmark with 1,100 Closed Transactions

By Generational Group

Oct 28, 2021, 07:00 et

1100 Closed Transactions

Generational Group is pleased to announce that the firm has closed its 1,100th transaction.

With offices in 16 cities, Generational is a leading investment banking firm for privately held businesses and is consistently ranked as one of the top middle-market investment banks in North America.

Generational closed its 1,000th deal in April and is on track to shatter its 2020 record for number of deals closed. Generational deal closings are up 60% YTD over 2020.

According to David Fergusson, Executive Managing Director, M&A and Technology Practice Leader with Generational, “Closing our 1,100th transaction is a significant achievement in the investment banking industry, a meaningful reward for the diligence and commitment of our dedicated team. And, while our achievements have been significant across the country, we can point to the dramatic growth of our Eastern North American region as a key factor in this year’s record-breaking results.”

Chief M&A Officer with Generational, Brenen Hofstadter, said, "While M&A has been cyclical, we are now experiencing something that has been anticipated my entire 30-year career – the beginning of the M&A SuperCycle fueled by the retirement of the baby-boomer generation. This will result in $10 Trillion+ of aggregate deal values and liquid wealth transfer."

Generational Group was founded to help business owners reach their personal and financial goals, creating a legacy for generations. The Company and its associates are committed to helping successful entrepreneurs attain a meaningful and purposeful next phase of their lives.

Terry Johnson, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer for the firm, added, “Our success as a firm is driven by each associate’s dedication to our Core Values and a passionate commitment to serving our clients. We have great momentum and I congratulate our entire team of M&A professionals on this momentous achievement.”

Generational has maintained its leadership position by providing world-class client service and unmatched deal making capabilities. According to Refinitiv, in 2020 the Company was once again ranked as the #1 middle market investment bank in deals closed for valuations up to $25 million and #2 up to $100 million. The firm was also ranked #8 in deals valued up to $500 million and 11th in deals up to $1 billion, an impressive achievement for a middle market investment bank.

The awards and recognition are especially noteworthy, given Generational is only 1 of 2 privately held investment banks in the Top 10 $500 million rankings.

Ryan Binkley, President and CEO of the firm, stated “I am extremely proud of our team and their hard work over the years to reach this incredible level of success. Our foundational goal is to serve our clients by helping them both define and discover the life they want for themselves and their loved ones. This is the purpose that fuels our passion to succeed.”

Binkley added, “It is a real honor and tremendous privilege to work with entrepreneurs to help them reach their financial and personal dreams.”

About Generational Group

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

With more than 250 professionals located throughout 16 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.  

M&A Advisor named the company the 2017 and 2018 Investment Banking Firm of the Year and 2020 Valuation Firm of the Year. For more information, visit or