In his role as Chairman of Generational Equity, Dr. John Binkley laid the foundations for the firm’s ever-growing reputation in middle-market M&A. From its beginnings in Dallas, Texas, it is now widely recognized as one of the leading firms in North America in this highly active area of the market. This is illustrated by the fact Generational Equity is fast approaching $4 billion in wealth transferred to clients, as well as its awards success.
Since 2008, Generational Equity has won over 40 awards from prominent independent bodies, demonstrating the team’s professional and dutiful approach to the M&A process developed by Dr. John Binkley. This includes numerous accolades from The M&A Advisor, such as the 2016 Investment Banking Firm of the Year and Valuation Firm of the Year for 2014 and 2015.
It was therefore great to hear that Thomson Reuters, a provider of cutting-edge products for dealmakers to analyze current trends in the market, has ranked Generational Equity highly for the firm’s work in the first half of 2017. In this time, the firm is ranked #2 for deals closed in the U.S. valued up to $50 million, as well as #5 in deals closed up to $500 million. In one of the busiest periods for mergers and acquisitions activity in the past decade, this is a remarkable accomplishment, and one Dr. Binkley is very proud of.
Several of Generational Equity’s senior team commented on this excellent achievement, including Ryan Binkley, the firm’s President and CEO. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team to be ranked so high through the first half of 2017. We are truly blessed and honored that so many business owners have entrusted us to guide them through the exit planning process.
“We are quickly approaching $4 billion in wealth transferred to our clients, and our rankings reflect this success.”
Dwight Jacobs, Executive Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions, added, “Our YTD rankings are reflective of two things: The best seller’s market since 2007 and the skills of our dealmakers in finding buyers and investors for our clients. We expect our rankings will only improve as we move through 2017 based on buyer activity we are seeing so far this year.”
Thomson Reuters’ rankings included other notable investment banking firms, such as Goldman Sachs (7th), Piper Jaffray (11th), Credit Suisse (16th) and Morgan Stanley (19th). To be named above such prevalent names is a testament to Generational Equity’s team of M&A advisors and dealmakers, who work tirelessly to support business owners throughout the nation with their exit strategies.
For more about Dr. John Binkley and his role at Generational Equity, visit his LinkedIn profile.