IJW & Co., Ltd. enters into strategic alliance with the August Group Ltd. to Provide M&A Advisory in the Caribbean Market

 Antigua, April 16, 2014 — Montreal headquartered corporate finance boutique IJW & Co., Ltd. (formerly IJW Management Inc.) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Antigua based business consultancy The August Group Ltd. The strategic alliance will allow for the two firms to collaborate in providing their respective professional services in the Caribbean market.

“IJW was first introduced to the Caribbean market on a buy-side mandate from a Canadian group to acquire an Antiguan target. While working on the file, we realized that there was a great opportunity”, said Ian Wooden, founder and President of IJW & Co. “Similar to Canadian and US markets, there is an aging entrepreneurial base with little or no succession plans, lack of liquidity for private corporations, and great export opportunities for existing manufacturing and consumer based products. This means good acquisition opportunities for foreign buyers and a necessity for M&A, corporate finance, and valuation advisors such as IJW.”

“Since one of our strengths in our Canadian practice has been cross boarder transactions, it makes sense for us to export that expertise to other markets such as the Caribbean.” said Ian Wooden. “We believe there will be great upside potential for strategic acquirers to cross-sell products in the Caribbean, as well as take domiciled products in the Caribbean to the North American and European markets”.

“The alliance will create an established international network of professional services,” said Vere Hill, President of The August Group Ltd., “Allowing clients to engage and focus on expanding their core business and exploring ventures in new markets, while being served by a cohesive group of trusted business advisors.”

About the August Group Ltd. (http://www.augustgroupantigua.com)

The August Group Ltd. is an Antiguan based consultancy firm that offers a wide variety of consultation services to local and international business organizations and companies. Services include Financial Consultation, Business Management, Information Technology Services, Business Process Reengineering and Accounting.

About IJW & Co., Ltd. (www.ijw.ca).

IJW & Co., Ltd. is a Canadian based corporate finance boutique, providing strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and business valuation to mid-market companies. Founded in 2004, IJW has since become one of the fastest growing corporate finance boutiques headquartered in Montreal, Canada. The firm specializes in advising companies with enterprise values between $5 million and $50 million.

For Further Information:

Abboud Kaplo
Associate, Business Development
IJW & Co., Ltd.


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