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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

Managing Director and CEO
 

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 co-founder and board member of the M&A Club, a networking group comprising 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, and holds a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation. 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

Senior Advisor
 

Drew Dorweiler is a Senior Advisor at IJW Co., 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 advisory role at IJW, 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.

Riyad Latoundji

Corporate Finance and M&A Associate
 

Riyad Latoundji is a Corporate Finance and M&A Associate at IJW Co., Ltd with experience in project valuation, public company valuations, and project and infrastructure financing.

Mr. Latoundji’s primary focus is to provide corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services to corporations primarily in the technology sector. Additionally, he has completed several internships with investment banking and brokerage firms.

Mr. Latoundji holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a graduate from the John Molson School of Business MBA program in Investment Management and is a 2012 CFA Level II Candidate.

Andrew Abrokwa-Ampadu

Corporate Finance and M&A Associate
 

Andrew Abrokwa-Ampadu is a Corporate Finance and Valuation Associate at IJW Co., Ltd with experience in financial modeling, raising capital and, mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the IJW team, his primary focus was raising capital for private and public junior mining firms in the Exempt Market Dealer category. He has additional expertise with fast moving consumer goods, technology and the video gaming industries. While completing his studies he was granted several internships with the Federal Government.

Mr. Abrokwa-Ampadu holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the John Molson School of Business and is currently pursuing his CFA, following which he will be seeking his CBV designation to further add to his knowledge of investment management and valuation analysis.

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.

Jonathan Goldstein

VP Business Development
 

Jonathan Goldstein is VP Business Development at IJW Co., Ltd. He previously worked at Nzone Media developing a solid skillset in digital marketing and the technology category following which he worked as an Analyst in the Planning Department of OgilvyAction, a multinational activation agency.

Mr. Goldstein is a level III Candidate in the CFA program and Vice President of the Goodman Institute Student Association. Mr. Goldstein is also a Board member of the M&A Club and Founder of the Young M&A Club.

Mr. Goldstein holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the John Molson School of Business and is currently pursuing his MBA at the Goodman Institute of Investment Management.

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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