Genz & Associates, a buy-side M&A advisory firm, has named Jim Hoffman as a managing director. Hoffman was previously a managing director at Stockwell Capital, the managing partner and founder of Magna Capital and a partner at Pritzker Group.
Genz & Associates is excited to announce that Jim Hoffman has joined the firm as a Managing Director and senior member of our team. Jim brings over 25 years of comprehensive M&A and private equity investment experience to the firm and will play a key role leading M&A engagements, developing new client relationships, and driving our new private equity co-investment activities. Jim’s addition will greatly expand our M&A advisory/origination capabilities and enable us to invest in attractive companies alongside our client partners.
Genz & Associates is a leading buy-side M&A advisory/origination firm and trusted advisor to private equity firms, family offices, and corporate acquirors seeking to deploy capital into industry-specific platform investments, strategic/add-on acquisitions, and buy-and-build strategies. Jim’s addition follows Genz & Associates’ record transaction volume achieved in 2019 and is part of the firm’s continued growth momentum characterized by increasing M&A transaction activity, the addition of five new professionals, the expansion of the firm’s office platform, and the addition of a new direct private equity co-investment initiative that leverages the firm’s access to exceptional investment opportunities and its close relationships with leading private equity firms.
Jim is uniquely skilled as both a senior M&A advisor and a seasoned private equity investor and has completed over $6.5 billion of M&A/private equity investment transactions across many industry sectors. Jim was previously a Managing Director at Stockwell Capital (a private equity co-investment firm), the Managing Partner and founder of Magna Capital (an independent middle-market private equity firm), and a Partner at Pritzker Group (a middle-market private equity firm). Jim was also a senior M&A/investment banking professional at Robert W. Baird & Co., where he was a Managing Director in its M&A Group, the Associate Director of Baird’s U.S. M&A advisory business, and the Chairman of Baird’s M&A Fairness Opinion Committee. Jim also held several investment banking positions at Credit Suisse, where he focused on both M&A and financing transactions. Jim earned his BBA from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
We are thrilled to have Jim on our team, as his experience, capabilities, and drive will enable us to provide even greater value to our clients, strengthen our investment alignment with our client partners, and advance our leadership in the buy-side M&A advisory space.
About Genz & Associates
Established in 2011, Genz & Associates is a leading buy-side M&A advisory firm that has originated and closed 40+ acquisitions totaling over $1.7 billion in enterprise value. The firm specializes in researching, identifying, and originating acquisition transactions with attractive companies that are aligned with the specific investment objectives of its clients. Genz & Associates is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California with offices in Phoenix, Arizona.