Mergers & Acquisitions

IJW & Co.’s mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) advisory practice is one of the foundations upon which our firm has been built, contributing immensely to its history and success.  Our firm’s professionals possess extensive backgrounds in representing both buyers and sellers of companies across a wide spectrum of industries.  IJW & Co. has a strong track record of utilizing creativity and innovation in idea generation and providing buy and sell side financial advisory services that are customized to our clients’ needs and goals, ultimately allowing us to maximize the value we provide to them.  Our firm has extensive North American and international relationships with a large number of strategic buyers and private equity investors.  We have consistently leveraged these relationships to introduce our clients to an extensive range of potential buyers and sellers.  Our network in turn, provides our clients multiple options for an appropriate suitor, usually at an above market multiple valuation for our sell-side transactions.

Merger and Acquisition Advisory Services:

  • Buy-side and sell-side advisory
  • Corporate divestitures
    and leveraged buyouts (LBOs)
  • Management buyouts (MBOs)
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Developing Confidential Information Memorandums (CIMs)
    and marketing materials
  • Transaction structuring and negotiation

Corporate Divestitures

IJW & Co. provides financial advisory services for corporate divestitures to public and privately held companies. Our suite of services includes divestitures of companies or divisions and assets of companies, which may no longer fit a company’s strategic plan. Such mandates require our firm to utilize our extensive experience in preparing and positioning the division for sale. This process can differ greatly from a typical sell-side transaction. Often the seller fails to realize that such transactions may require a unique approach to preparation and proper positioning of the soon-to-be divested division or subsidiary. IJW & Co. can add significant value in this process by allowing the seller to focus on its operations, while we run a customized process.

Leveraged Buyouts

IJW & Co. has guided several businesses through the complex stages of a leveraged buyout, whether for a client finding a target for such a proposal or for a company looking to utilize the debt markets to permit it to undertake an acquisition. Our firm is experienced with a large variety of financial engineering techniques and products necessary for the execution of successful leveraged finance transactions.

International M&A

The firm’s experience with cross-border M&A transactions is invaluable to our clients as they seek to adapt their businesses to the demands of globalization.
In today’s global economy, international mergers and acquisitions are critical to the survival and continued growth of many organizations. IJW & Co. has extensive experience in providing its clients with M&A advisory services for transactions outside of Canada. Our firm has acted as the exclusive financial advisor for both Canadian and non-Canadian clients, on both the buy-side and sell-side. There are very few international boutique investment banks featuring the necessary experience and market expertise that IJW & Co. has demonstrated. We have completed transactions in the U.S., Europe and Asia, which has been facilitated through our offices in Antigua, Hong Kong and Singapore.