DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by The M&A Advisor for M&A Deal of the Year ($25mm to under $50mm) for the acquisition of IM Solutions by Leading Response and as a Finalist for Professional Services Firm of the Year and Investment Banking Firm of the Year.
The winners and finalists were announced on Tuesday, December 11 th at the 11 th annual M&A Advisor Awards to a jubilant, sold-out crowd at the New York Athletic Club. Bloomberg Television Reporter Shannon Pettypiece hosted the event featuring a keynote address by Joe Brusuelas, Senior Economist at Bloomberg.
"The award winners represent the best of the M&A industry in 2012 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO 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 performance."
This year, a record of 423 nominees, representing over 600 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 16 top M&A, Restructuring and Finance industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards which were revealed "Academy-Award style" at the gala. The 11th Annual Awards Gala honored the leading deal-teams, firms and deal-makers whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions.John Poythress, the Generational Capital Markets Managing Director representing IM Solutions stated, "To be recognized like this is quite an honor. This was a challenging deal to close but in the end, it was very rewarding to help both the seller and the buyer finalize this transaction to the satisfaction of both parties." According to Ryan Binkley, President of Generational Equity, "This represents the fourth year in a row and the second time in 2012 - after winning International Deal of the Year - that our firm has been recognized by The M&A Advisor as being a leader in its field. Since this is a peer award it has special meaning to us, not only to win this award but to also be a finalist in 16 other categories. We are proud of our people and the professionalism and skills they bring to every engagement." About Generational Equity and Generational Capital Markets Generational Equity provides mergers, acquisitions, strategic growth advisory services, and information for privately held and family-owned businesses to exit their business successfully. Generational Equity uses a four-phase approach that includes education, financial analysis and reporting, sales documentation and deal-making ability to offer business owners an unparalleled level of commitment and experience, all focused on helping to release the generational equity and wealth in every business. Generational Equity is headquartered in Dallas, TX, has more than 200 professionals in North America, and in 2011 was recognized by the M&A Advisor as the M&A Consulting/Advisory service firm of the year. For more information visit the following websites at www.genequityco.com, www.gecpress.com or http://blog.genequityco.com/. Generational Capital Markets, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is the broker/dealer affiliate of Generational Equity. Visit www.gencm.com for more information. About The M&A Advisor Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing the achievement of and facilitating connections between the world's leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services including M&A SUMMITS; M&A AWARDS; M&A CONNECTS™; M&A ALERTS™, M&A LINKS™ MandA.TV and M&A MARKET INTEL™. Visit www.maadvisor.com to learn more. For more information: Rebecca Gruman972-232-1100 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Generational Equity