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Solin Strategic and Woodbridge International Announce Strategic Alliance to Market Woodbridge’s M&A Services to Registered Investment Advisors

Solin Strategic, LLC, a consultant to registered investment advisors worldwide through its Solin Consulting Division, and Woodbridge International, a leader in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for companies with revenues from $5 million to $250 million, are pleased to announce their strategic alliance.

The alliance will permit registered investment advisors to actively participate in the sale of their clients’ business and be secure in knowing that referring clients to Woodbridge is consistent with their fiduciary obligation.

Dan Solin, president of Solin Strategic, said “Our registered investment advisory clients are eager to demonstrate their value and expand the range of services they offer. Until now, they have not been involved in the largest transaction of their clients’ lives – the sale of their businesses. Our alliance with Woodbridge gives them entrée into these transactions and enhances their reputation as trusted, holistic financial advisors.

Larry Reinharz, managing director at Woodbridge, added “Dan Solin and his team at Solin Strategic have a long track record of advocacy for the rights of investors and the benefit of using registered investment advisors. We look forward to working with Dan and serving the needs of registered investment advisors and their clients who are ready to sell their business.”

About Solin Strategic

Solin Strategic, through its Solin Consulting division, provides coaching services, presentations and workshops to registered investment advisors and mutual fund families throughout the world. The President of Solin Strategic, Dan Solin, is the New York Times bestselling author of the Smartest series of investing and sales books. He is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and Advisor Perspectives, and a long time advocate for investors and registered investment advisors.

About Woodbridge International

Woodbridge International is celebrating its 25th year providing world-class M&A services to companies with revenues of $5 million to $250 million. Woodbridge has offices in major cities in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The firm enjoys a reputation for integrity, creativity and persistence in delivering extraordinary results to clients.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Shift Marketing to A5 Capital

Woodbridge International, an innovative middle-market mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Ontario, Canada-based Shift Marketing Studio, Inc. to A5 Capital, an investment group also based in Ontario.

Founded in 2010, Shift Marketing Studio provides digital loyalty and conquest marketing programs to a client base of approximately 300 Canadian auto dealerships. The company improves dealerships’ bottom lines by engaging potential customers through discounts and promotional offers for pre-negotiated deals.

A5 Capital, located in Pickering, Ontario, is a private equity firm comprised of entrepreneurial, growth-oriented investors focused on acquiring and building successful businesses.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Material Handling Company

Woodbridge International, an innovative middle-market mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, a Material Handling Company specializing in E-commerce solutions.

The Material Handling company designs and manufactures products enabling high-speed/high-volume processing of in-line packing slip, in-voices, catalogues, discount coupons, return slips, in addition to state-of-the-art digital printing systems. Founded in 1988, the Company holds a number of patents and has developed its own specialized controls soft-ware.

The buyer is out of Winnipeg, Canada purchasing majority shares.

Headquartered in New Haven, CT, Woodbridge International, a global M&A firm, was founded in 1993 and has 30 offices worldwide.

Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Industrial Manufacturer

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, a manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic fluid power products.

The company’s products are used by manufacturers in a wide variety of industrial applications. Customers include U.S. and international distributors. The company was acquired by a strategic buyer operating in a related industry.

Woodbridge International Adds Investment Banker in Minneapolis Office

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to welcome Don Keysser to its team of investment bankers. Don will be based in Woodbridge’s Minneapolis office, where he will focus on serving the M&A needs of the firm’s Midwestern clients.

Don has over 35 years of experience as an investment banker and business finance consultant, serving as Managing Director at Dain Rauscher, Senior Vice President and Principal at Miller & Schroeder Financial and as Principal of his own consulting firm. He has participated in over 250 transactions in his career. Don holds an MA in Urban Planning and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate degree in International Business. He is also an Associate Professor of Finance in the MBA program at Saint Mary’s University. Among other professional affiliations, Don is a member of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (and CM&AA certified), the Association of Corporate Growth and the American Council on Germany.

Woodbridge looks forward to working with Don to provide world-class mergers and acquisitions services to middle-market companies based in the Midwest.

Woodbridge International Closes Fall Machine/White Wolf Capital Deal

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its client Fall Machine Company, Inc. (“Fall Machine or the “Company”) to Aero Precision, LLC, (“Aero Precision”) a portfolio company of private equity firm White Wolf Capital, LLC (“White Wolf”).

Fall Machine is a Somersworth, New Hampshire-based precision CNC manufacturer of components, parts and assemblies for customers in the military/weapons, aerospace, defense and telecommunications industries. The Company is ISO 9001:2008 and is a preferred supplier to leading firearms, defense and aerospace-related OEMs.

Aero Precision designs, manufactures and supplies rifles and rifle accessories. Aero Precision was founded in 1995 and is based in Tacoma, Washington.

Miami, Florida-based White Wolf Capital is a middle-market focused private equity firm with investments in companies operating in manufacturing, business services, information technology, security, aerospace and defense.

Elie Azar, Managing director of White Wolf, noted “We are excited to partner with Fall Machine's management team and are committed to providing the necessary resources and capital to support further growth and expansion.”

Richard Fall will stay on as the Company's president.

Richard Fall, president of Fall Machine, commented, “Fall Machine has built a world-class manufacturing company and we look forward to benefiting from White Wolf Capital's industry experience and extensive network. Our combined team is well positioned to expand our product and service offerings and identify new business development initiatives.”

Woodbridge International Welcomes Peter Melloni to its Midwest Office

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to welcome Peter Melloni to its team of investment bankers. Based in the Chicago area, Peter is an accomplished banker with extensive cross-border M&A experience. His expertise ranges from arranging joint ventures to closing M&A engagements and completing financing transactions.

Prior to joining Woodbridge, Peter led a boutique corporate finance advisory firm serving clients in a variety of countries and industries. Previously, he was Managing Director at Houlihan Smith & Company where he focused on M&A and Private Placements. Peter also held executive positions at ABN AMRO Bank NV for many years, serving in various strategic roles related to international corporate finance. Early in his career, Peter worked for Fuji Bank Ltd. He has worked and studied in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Peter completed the Berkeley Executive Program at UC Berkeley and holds a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Woodbridge International Welcomes Peter Melloni to its Midwest Office

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to welcome Peter Melloni to its team of investment bankers. Based in the Chicago area, Peter is an accomplished banker with extensive cross-border M&A experience. His expertise ranges from arranging joint ventures to closing M&A engagements and completing financing transactions.

Prior to joining Woodbridge, Peter led a boutique corporate finance advisory firm serving clients in a variety of countries and industries. Previously, he was Managing Director at Houlihan Smith & Company where he focused on M&A and Private Placements. Peter also held executive positions at ABN AMRO Bank NV for many years, serving in various strategic roles related to international corporate finance. Early in his career, Peter worked for Fuji Bank Ltd. He has worked and studied in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Peter completed the Berkeley Executive Program at UC Berkeley and holds a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Woodbridge International Welcomes Peter Melloni to its Midwest Office

Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to welcome Peter Melloni to its team of investment bankers. Based in the Chicago area, Peter is an accomplished banker with extensive cross-border M&A experience. His expertise ranges from arranging joint ventures to closing M&A engagements and completing financing transactions.

Prior to joining Woodbridge, Peter led a boutique corporate finance advisory firm serving clients in a variety of countries and industries. Previously, he was Managing Director at Houlihan Smith & Company where he focused on M&A and Private Placements. Peter also held executive positions at ABN AMRO Bank NV for many years, serving in various strategic roles related to international corporate finance. Early in his career, Peter worked for Fuji Bank Ltd. He has worked and studied in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Peter completed the Berkeley Executive Program at UC Berkeley and holds a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University.