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Since 1993, our only agenda is our client's success. Our only goal is the relentless pursuit of positively impacting the destiny of the clients we serve.
Founded by Robert M. Koenig, Woodbridge Group opens its doors to provide buyers a unique and dedicated search using online data.
Donald Krier joins as Vice-President.
Three buy-side deals closed in the first year of operation.
First firm in the industry featuring clients doing testimonial videos.
Conceived and executed on casting a wide net to increase the odds of getting a deal done.
Woodbridge launches their first web site.
Woodbridge expands marketing reach through technology.
Woodbridge pioneers the use of video to market client companies.
Embarks on an accelerated growth plan to become a nationally recognized firm.
Woodbridge offers Free Value Assessments for business owners on its website.
Bob Murphy joins as Managing Director / Partner.
Larry Reinharz joins as Managing Director / Partner.
Don Krier promoted to Managing Director / Partner.
Opens New Jersey Office.
Identified and refined 135 step process for bringing clients to market
Continues expansion with the launching of the firm’s European office in the Netherlands.
Forms a wholly owned subsidiary, WG Securities LLC, a registered broker dealer.
Two Chinese mainland based companies engage the firm, beginning an ongoing reach into Asia.
Becomes a member of a large institutional financial advisory firm’s referral network.
Opens Atlanta office
Ernie Bower, an accomplished investment banker, joins as Woodbridge’s first affiliate. Ernie passed away in May 2017.
Woodbridge closes its first deal in Mainland China.
Continues expansion by opening offices in Sacramento, Boston and New York City.
The firm adds seasoned dealmakers to expand capacity to service clients domestically and internationally.
Opens three new regional offices in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Monterey, Mexico.
Woodbridge for the first time generates 30 first round bids for a client.
The firm rebounds from the great recession with 9 deal closings.
Woodbridge opens first office in Sao Paulo.
Closes cross-border deal – a Joint Venture between Japan and Mexico.
Woodbridge Group changes name to Woodbridge International.
Woodbridge closes first cross-border deal exceeding $100 million.
Closes second JV / cross-border deal with Japanese client Yamada.
Woodbridge moves to new worldwide headquarters.
Opens new office in London.
Woodbridge continues to expand its international footprint — opening new offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Bogota, and Pune, India.
Closes second sell-side deal in Brazil and signs up first India – based client.
To meet growing demand the firm ramps up its Sao Paulo office with a total of four dealmakers.
The firm expands its research, back office personnel and systems to support future growth.
Woodbridge expands its global Joint Venture offering by working on a mandate involving companies in Japan and Poland.
Opens new offices in Sydney, Australia, Santiago, Chile, Lisbon, Portugal, Frankfurt, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Jacksonville, Florida, and Lyon, France.
Throughout 2014 Woodbridge continues to accelerate its growth globally with plans to enter new markets.
Woodbridge closes 2014 by signing on a record 39 new clients.
Signed on first clients for Colombia, Portugal, Australia and Israel.
Woodbridge opens new offices in Bolgna, Italy; Madrid, Spain; and Warsaw, Poland.
15 deals closed – manufacturing, distribution, services and software.
First deals closings in Germany, Poland, and Australia.
New offices opened in Minnesota, Los Angeles, Argentina, and South Korea.
2 more partners join for a total of 6 partners.
Highest number of offers received on a deal: 45 offers to acquire Service Nation
Kyle Richard, forensic accountant hired to run underwriting
Highest number of books out on a deal: 300 for TCM
Record-breaking year for revenue and profitability
Cape Town office Opened
Woodbridge International Celebrates 25 years in business
Published “How to Sell Your Mid-Size Business” – mailed to over 80,000 business owners in U.S.& Canada
150 Day-Timeline Driven Auction Established
Averaged 15 bids per deal & averaged 150 books (offering memorandums) out per deal
Established fixed fee with M&A law firm, ensuring clients have certainty & predictability of legal spend
Established 2-day management meeting training where clients learn best practices selling their business
2018 was a record year for new engagements
Produced 5-minute Kick-off Video making meetings more efficient & 8-minute Pitch video clearly articulating the Woodbridge Story
Expanded CapeTown Office to 17 people
Closed 19 Deals – most in 26 years (18 deals closed in the last 8 months – never done before)
Published 2 books: Finish Big With No Regrets” & Timing is Everything” – mailed both to 120k companies in U.S. & Canada
Brought on a new Partner – Kyle Richard, Head of Negotiation & Closing
53 U.S & Canadian clients – most ever brought 60 deals to market and re-market
2nd full year of UBS referral program – with 8 new client
Marketing Associates made 20,000+ calls yielding 680+ bids
Further refined Project Management Software using Midaxo
Brought Marketing & Communications in-house – headed up by Lisa Micali
Email Automation sent out 3 million+ client marketing emails
Ambassador program yielded 150 qualified leads, Woodbridge now has six full-time Ambassadors
Cape Town increased back-office support by bringing on 4 underwriters – total staff 26
Cape Town generated 250k new business emails, 100+ webinars prepared, 100k+ company contacts researched, appended & uploaded