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Woodbridge International Hires Closer Jonathan Wesner, CFA to Advise its Expanding Sell-Side M&A Client Base

Woodbridge International, a leading middle-market global mergers and acquisition firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Wesner, CFA, as Director of Sell-Side M&A.

Jonathan will be responsible for assisting clients, managing prospective buyers, and bringing transactions to an organized, efficient, and timely closing. In this capacity, he will report to Managing Director and Partner Kyle Richard.

“Jonathan will be instrumental to the success of a number of the firm’s notable and future transactions,” said Robert Koenig, Woodbridge Founder and CEO. “We are excited to have him as part of the foundation upon which we continue to build the firm.”

Jonathan brings over 10 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience. Prior to joining Woodbridge, he was a Vice President with Berkery, Noyes & Co., specializing in sell-side M&A in software and SaaS businesses across a variety of sectors, including TMT and FinTech. Prior to that he was a Vice President with Bryant Park Capital and executed numerous M&A and capital-raising transactions across similar industry sectors. He has successfully completed 35 investment banking transactions, totaling $940 million.

Jonathan holds a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Penn State Smeal College of Business and he is also a CFA Charterholder.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of WBC Extrusion Products, Inc. to GELPAC

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client,
WBC Extrusion Products Inc. by GELPAC.

WBC, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Haverhill, Massachusetts is an American specialty manufacturer of single-use blown polymer films for the food, industrial, automotive, medical and commercial packaging industries. The company is located 36 miles north of Boston, and its state-of-the-art facilities efficiently meet the needs of clients located in the Northeast of the United States.

“With this acquisition, we will strengthen our competitive position in North-America. By combining the strengths of the three plants and by integrating our respective R & D initiatives, on-going innovations to the manufacturing process and procurement strategies, we will offer the best performing poly solutions in the market”, said Allain Robillard, CEO of GELPAC.

GELPAC has been a leading supplier of high-performance packaging solutions to the North American food, chemical and construction industries for over 60 years. For this acquisition, GELPAC relied on financing and strategic support from institutional investors, including CDPQ, le Fonds Manufacturier Québécois and Namakor.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Precision Stampings, Inc. to MPI Corporation

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Precision Stampings, Inc. by MPI Corporation.

PSI, established in 1966 and headquartered in Beaumont, California is a cutting edge manufacturer of metal stampings for the medical, automotive, electronics, military, computer, and hardware industries. In business for many decades, the Company specializes in micro and nano connectors used by OEMs such as Boeing, Airbus, Teledyne, Amphenol, Plantronics and Delphi/Aptiv.

MPI Corp, founded in 1975, is an investment holding company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. MPI invests in companies to help build them over time into better businesses and to enrich the lives of the people and institutions they touch. Their present holdings include manufacturing of metal formed components for various industries, including automotive, appliance, electrical distribution, and consumer electronics.

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Groome Industrial Service Group to Argosy

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Groome Industrial Service Group by Argosy Private Equity.

Groome, founded in 1969 and headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey is a provider of industrial cleaning and maintenance services to customers in the natural gas-fired power generation,
refinery, manufacturing, construction, marine and aviation industries. Groome services customers in more than 30 states.

Argosy Private Equity, founded in 1990, specializes in providing capital and operating and financial expertise to lower middle market companies. Argosy partners with motivated management teams investing in companies with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive growth prospects.

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Critical Industrial Maintenance Provider

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, New England Miniature Ball Corp. by Spring Rock Capital LLC.

New England Miniature Ball Corp (NEMB), headquartered in Norfolk, CT produces high-precision metal balls for a variety of end-use applications including automotive, aerospace and defense, medical, consumer and government contracting services. The Company manufacturers out of three facilities: one in Norfolk, CT and two in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China. NEMB was originally founded in 1963 and is one of the longest-tenured and most distinguished companies in a niche market.

Spring Rock Capital LLC is a private equity firm focused on investing in top-quality, high-precision manufacturing businesses. Spring Rock Capital is based in Chicago and is led by founder and general partner, John Cannon, along with operating partner, Roger Savage.

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of JMC Tool & Machine Co. to B-Square Precision, LLC.

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, JMC Tool & Machine Co. by B-Square Precision.

JMC Tool & Machine, headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina, produces precision components and assemblies for a variety of end-products including medical equipment and diagnostic services, and filtration and fire suppression systems for industries including aerospace, firearm components, fiber optic tools and more.

“The decision to join with the B-Square Precision Group was driven by a desire to continue expanding opportunities for customers and associates”, said Howard Nystrom, one of the three founders of JMC.

B-Square Precision is a privately held company investing in top- quality, high-precision manufacturing businesses. The founders of B-Square are Mark Beck and Tony Butler who are both based in North Carolina.

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Home & Leisure to Tangent Technologies

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Home & Leisure by Tangent Technologies.

Home & Leisure, headquartered near Toronto, is a vertically-integrated extruder, fabricator, and assembler of plastic lumber furniture focused on the mass market casual furniture industry.

Tangent Technologies, is a leading manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (“HDPE”) lumber used for outdoor furniture, site amenities, structural applications, and marine decking.Tangent is a portfolio holding of parent company Sterling Group, a Houston, Texas-based middle-market private equity firm.

“We are excited to partner with Tangent to expand production capacity and tap into their extrusion and base material expertise,” said Doug Holmstead, founder of Home & Leisure.

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Currently, Sterling has over $2.0 billion of assets under management.

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Protek Locating to USIC.

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Protek Locating by USIC.

Protek Locating, headquartered in Tuckahoe, New York, is a premier provider of underground utility locating services.

The Company uses state-of-the-art equipment to perform its safety-related services for utilities, private sector customers, facility owners, contractors, corporations, universities, and homeowners. This knowledge helps protect excavators and the public from harm and the facilities from damage.

USIC is the largest underground utility locating and damage prevention Company in North America. Its utility locate technicians protect the assets of utility and telecom companies both in the United States and Canada. USIC leads the industry in volume, accuracy, timeliness, and customer satisfaction. The Company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Woodbridge International Promotes Don Krier to Senior Managing Director/ New Business Development

Woodbridge International is pleased to announce the promotion of long-time partner, Don Krier, to Senior Managing Director/New Business Development.

In his new role, Don will be actively involved in day-to-day new business development, running webinars and focusing on overall new business strategies to drive the company’s long-term success.

Krier, currently Managing Director/Partner, has been the company’s top new business executive since joining the company in 1993. Krier’s promotion from his current duties is part of a long-planned succession strategy by the company.

“Don has been instrumental to our growth from the earliest years, helping to transform Woodbridge from a small startup into a global industry leader,” said Robert Koenig CEO. “His promotion recognizes the vital role he has played – and will continue to play – in strengthening our industry-leading position, both domestically and abroad. His new leadership role will ensure the lifeblood of our organization, which is continually generating new clients.”

Don joined Woodbridge shortly after its founding. He is a graduate of Taylor University with a BS in Business/Systems and has extensive marketing and
management experience.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Sonnier & Castle to UK-based Rhubarb

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Sonnier & Castle, to Rhubarb Food Design Ltd., a London, UK-based event planning and catering service. Rhubarb is a portfolio company of Livingbridge, a private equity firm headquartered in London.

New York City-based Sonnier & Castle is a leading off-premise luxury caterer specializing in high-end culinary events for discriminating corporate, social and private clients. From intimate gatherings to large-scale events of 1,000+ guests, Sonnier & Castle provides integrated food preparation, beverage service, and event production for breakfast, snacks, lunch, cocktails, seated or buffet dinners.

In business since 1996, Rhubarb has evolved into an international hospitality group. The company has offices in London and New York and a growing number of restaurants internationally. It offers catering services for private parties, weddings, and corporate and charity events. The company also operates restaurants and bars.

Livingbridge is a private equity firm specializing in the mid-market companies. The firm is headquartered in London with additional offices elsewhere in the UK, as well as in the US and Australia.

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.