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At Our Core

We Are Relationship & Information Driven and Have a Methodically Targeted Approach

About Us

Established in 2011, Genz & Associates is a leading buy-side mergers and acquisitions advisory firm based in Austin, TX. Our core focus is partnering with leading investors seeking to deploy capital into industry-specific platform investments, add-on/strategic acquisitions, and buy-and-build strategies. On behalf of our retained investors, we directly engage companies that coincide with their specific investment strategies and theses. We utilize information, resources, industry relationships, skill, and experience to undertake a targeted, proactive, and systematic approach to facilitate and close transactions.

Our firm has developed, cultivated, and maintained a proprietary database over the years of both privately-held companies and well-capitalized Investors. These investors include private equity firms, family offices, and corporate acquirors that are committed to deploying capital into high-quality companies through a well thought out investment strategy. In addition to liquidity for founders and shareholders, an experienced, well-established investor can provide capital to capture market share and drive growth as well as the ability to navigate volatility in the market and prepare for subsequent growth opportunities.

We strive to meet the objectives of business owners and remain within our clients’ investment criteria in supporting a tailored transaction that suits both parties. Our commitment:

  • Uphold strict confidentiality
  • Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Full transparency with organized and consistent updates
  • Always compensated by the investor

“Using an experienced buy-side M&A firm can save you invaluable time, money, and resources.”


The Genz team is comprised of professionals with a proven track record for closing transactions while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality with our investors and business owners.

Mark Genz

CEO & Founder

Thomas Donadio

Partner, Head of Business Development
Jim Hoffman

Jim Hoffman

Managing Director

Brandyn Townsend

Vice President – M&A Development

Ryan Chanon

Vice President – M&A Development

Gus Ruiz

Vice President – M&A Development

Garo Zoroghlian

Vice President – M&A Development

Lee Spangler

Director– M&A Development

Michael Waguespack

M&A Development

DeAndre Johns

Analyst - M&A Development
Chris Nordel

Chris Nordel

Director of Research

Gabriel Silva

Analyst – M&A Research

Jack Porch

Analyst – M&A Research

Skye Ehrhart

Analyst – M&A Research

Eli Roybal

Analyst – M&A Research

Heather Lindner

Executive Assistant to Founder

Carolyn Vlasek

Administrative Assistant and Office Coordinator


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