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Our Company

IJW & Co., Ltd is a leading corporate finance boutique that provides advisory and investment banking services to mid-market companies. Business valuation, corporate finance advisory, and buy-side/sell-side M&A advisory are key elements of our practice. Our team helps clients develop sound acquisition and financing strategies to achieve long-term corporate goals. 

Our advisors have a proven track record that spans a broad range of business and industry segments. Our insistence on excellence has led to a team with rich perspectives and insights to apply to the business concerns of our clients. Our professionals have achieved distinction in the academic, entrepreneurial, and corporate world, which directly benefits our clients by providing solutions that maximize value.

Furthermore, IJW maintains a strong and expansive network with Canadian financial institutions, law firms and other boutique investment banks. This adds to our internal expertise by accessing the best and brightest in every industry to deliver the greatest possible value proposition to our clients.

Mission

Provide trustworthy and dependable advisory services that maximize the value of our clients while building important and long-lasting relationships.

Our advisors are experts across a broad spectrum of industries and provide IJW’s clients’ with global insights regarding economic, regulatory and legal frameworks.

IJW advises in industries including the following:

  • Technology
  • Software
  • Internet
  • Video Game Industry
  • Healthcare
  • Wellness
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Furniture
  • Technology
  • Software
  • Internet
  • Video Game Industry
  • Healthcare
  • Wellness
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Furniture

Our Team

Ian Wooden, CBV, MRICS

Managing Director and CEO, IJW & Co and IJW Dorweiler Limited
 

Ian Wooden is the Managing Director and CEO of IJW & Co., Ltd. Since 2004, he has advised over 100 national and global corporations in a multitude of industries with business services including corporate divestiture, management buyout, employee stock options, and corporate acquisitions.

Mr. Wooden has made significant contributions to the M&A profession in Canada. He is the co-founder and board member of the M&A Club, a networking group comprising of 7 chapters with over 300 merger and acquisition professionals and corporations. In 2013, he was awarded Top 40 under 40 by M&A Advisor in the Dealmaker category.

Mr. Wooden holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the John Molson School of Business, graduating with distinction. He also holds a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). In 2002, he was inducted into the Golden Key Society and in 2004, Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honour society for academic excellence.

 

Drew Stuart Dorweiler, CBV, CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA, CFE, CVA, FRICS

Managing Director, IJW Dorweiler Ltd.
 

Drew Dorweiler is a Managing Director at IJW Dorweiler Ltd. with over 29 years of experience advising on hundreds of valuation, merger & acquisition, corporate finance, litigation support and fraud examination mandates globally.

In addition to his role IJW Dorweiler, Mr. Dorweiler is a Managing Partner at Dartmouth Partners Limited. Formerly, he held the positions of Vice-President at RSM Richter, Manager of Financial Advisory Services at BDO, Principal at Wise Blackman and worked in various other capacities with Lazard Freres, Merrill Lynch and Deloitte & Touche in New York City.

Mr. Dorweiler holds a dual MBA in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Lubin Graduate School of Business at Pace University and received a Bachelor degree in Economics from Dartmouth College. He has achieved accreditation as a CBV, CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA, CFE, CVA and FRICS. He is also a Trustee of The Appraisal Foundation in Washington DC.

Michael Pesner

Senior Advisor
 

Michael Pesner is a Senior Advisor at IJW Co., Ltd with over 25 years experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Pesner has advised clients across a broad range of industries including mining, food, furniture, software, internet, retail, fashion, and wellness.

Further to his responsibilities at IJW, Mr. Pesner is President of Hermitage Canada Finance. Prior to this he was a Senior Partner at KPMG from 1989 – 2002. He is on the Board of Directors of several firms including Richmont Mines, Quest Rare Minerals, Liquid Nutrition, Well.ca and Le Chateau.

Mr. Pesner holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Administration from McGill University and is a CA, CPA and Licensed Trustee.

 

Giancarlo Petroro, LL.B., J.D., LL.M.

Director

 

Giancarlo Petroro is a Director at IJW Co., Ltd. and specializes in providing mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services in the technology, health care, and agricultural sectors. He has experience in banking law, corporate law and securities regulation in Canada and the United States, having worked and studied in both countries.

Mr. Petroro holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Juris Doctor, North American Common Law from the Université de Montréal. He also holds a Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is a candidate of the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation.

IJW has developed strategic alliances with professionals and organizations in different industries providing our clients with the competitive advantage required in today's corporate landscape.

 

      

 

 
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