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Woodbridge International hires Closers Neil Dennis & Brian Van Allen to Advise its Expanding Sell-Side M&A Client Base

April 4, 2019

Woodbridge International, a leading middle-market global mergers and acquisition firm, is pleased to announce the appointments of Neil Dennis and Brian Van Allen as Directors of Sell-side M&A. They will report to Andrew J. Buchholtz, Partner, Head of Negotiation & Closing. Neil and Brian will be responsible for assisting our clients in managing prospective buyers of their businesses and bringing transactions to an organized, efficient, and timely closing.
“Neil and Brian both bring a well-rounded background with a high-level of expertise and professionalism to their roles,” said Andy Buchholtz.” “Their exceptional talents in mergers & acquisitions, financial modeling, business analysis, client management and corporate development have made them the right fit.”
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Neil was a Vice President for State Street Corporation and was responsible for negotiations, strategy and business development for large asset management and institutional clients. Previous to State Street, Neil was a mergers and acquisitions principal with Allianz SE, executing both strategic and financial transactions across a variety of segments and geographical locations. Neil holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in Business Administration and an MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Brian was a Partner in a Canadian-based private equity firm while holding the position of Director, Corporate Development with Canada’s largest technology company, Constellation Software. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and will work out of our Toronto (Mississauga) office.
Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.
For more information, please contact us at mconnelly@woodbridgegrp.com