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Woodbridge History and Achievements

Since 1993, our only agenda is our client's success. Our only goal is the relentless pursuit of positively impacting the destiny of the clients we serve.

  • 2024

  • in 2024, we are seeing a sizable uptick in buyer interest — $2.5 trillion in capital to buy well performing companies

  • Woodbridge begins a relationship with one of the largest wealth management firms in the world

  • 2023

  • In the last 3 years we closed 82 deals generating approximately $1.6 billion dollars in liquidity

  • Emailed our 10th book to 250,000 business owners – 30 Years of Lessons Learned Selling Middle-Market Businesses

  • Woodbridge held a Conference in Cape Town South Africa celebrating 30 years in business

  • The 4th quarter 2023 was record setting for Woodbridge International. Up 200%, closing 12 deals, a record high in 30 years

  • Mailed our 9th book “32 Businesses Sold in 2022” to 257,000 business owners

  • Robert Koenig CEO, was selected as one of the 25 Movers & Shakers in the New Haven Business Journal

  • 2022

  • 20 deals closed in 8 months vs 16 in 2021

  • 6th book (Selling Your Passion) & 7th book in our series (The Real Secret to Selling Your Business) each mailed to 220K business owners in the U.S. & Canada

  • Jacob Koenig & Simon Wibberley promoted to Partners

  • 66 clients brought to market for the first 8 months

  • 32 Businesses Sold in 2022 Generating $619 Million in Liquidity for our Clients

  • 2021

  • 27 deals closed in 2021 – the most ever (14 done by Private Equity & 13 by strategic buyers)

  • 68 New Clients obtained in 2021 – the most ever

  • 83 clients brought to market through 2021

  • 5th book in our series (The Biggest Pitch of Your Life), mailed to 220k business owners in the U.S. & Canada

  • Management Meeting Training Workshops operated 100% remote via zoom

  • Woodbridge International stayed 100% virtual

  • 2020

  • Pandemic gives Woodbridge the opportunity to go 100% virtual

  • Virtual Management Meetings are taking place for the first time

  • Woodbridge brings 55 clients to market through August 2020

  • Management Meetings are better as a result of being virtual

  • Closed first deal for World Archives where the buyer and seller never physically met

  • Woodbridge mailed the 4th book in our series – “The Biggest Pitch of Your Life” to 120k business owners

  • 8 Woodbridge Closers received their Series 79 licenses

  • Kyle Richard promoted to Managing Partner

  • Simon Wibberley promoted to Managing Director: Cape Town Office

  • Started a new service for Raising Capital for Fund-less Sponsors

  • 2019

  • Closed 19 Deals – most in 26 years
    (18 deals closed in the last 8 months – never done before)

  • Published 2 books: Finish Big With No Regrets” & Timing is Everything” – mailed both to 120k companies in U.S. & Canada

  • Brought on a new Partner –
    Kyle Richard, Head of Negotiation & Closing

  • 52 U.S & Canadian clients – most ever brought 60 deals to market and re-market

  • 2nd full year of Global Financial Services Company referral program with 8 new clients

  • Marketing Associates made 20,000+ calls yielding 680+ bids

  • Woodbridge’s most profitible year since opening in 1993

  • Ambassador program yielded 150 qualified leads, Woodbridge now has six full-time Ambassadors

  • 2018

  • Woodbridge International Celebrates 25 years in business

  • Published “How to Sell Your Mid-Size Business” – mailed to over 80,000 business owners in U.S.& Canada

  • 150 Day-Timeline Driven Auction Established

  • Averaged 15 bids per deal & averaged 150 books (offering memorandums) out per deal

  • Established 2-day management meeting training where clients learn best practices selling their business

  • 2018 was a record year for new engagements

  • Produced 5-minute Kick-off Video making meetings more efficient & 8-minute Pitch video clearly articulating the Woodbridge Story

  • Expanded CapeTown Office to 17 people

  • 2017

  • Highest number of offers received on a deal: 45 offers to acquire Service Nation

  • Kyle Richard, forensic accountant hired to run underwriting

  • Highest number of books out on a deal: 300 for TCM

  • Record-breaking year for revenue and profitability

  • Cape Town office Opened

  • 2016

  • 15 deals closed – manufacturing, distribution, services and software.

  • First deals closings in Germany, Poland, and Australia.

  • New offices opened in Los Angeles and Argentina.

  • Marni K Connelly Promoted to Managing Director/Partner Research & Marketing

  • 2015

  • Held Conference for Closers and invited the whole company domestically and internationally.

  • 2014

  • Woodbridge expands its global Joint Venture offering by working on a mandate involving companies in Japan and Poland.

  • Opens new offices in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Throughout 2014 Woodbridge continues to accelerate its growth globally with plans to enter new markets.

  • Woodbridge closes 2014 by signing on a record 39 new clients.

  • 2013

  • Woodbridge continues to expand its international footprint — opening new offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, Tokyo, Bogota, and Pune, India.

  • Closes second sell-side deal in Brazil and signs up first India – based client.

  • The firm expands its research, back office personnel and systems to support future growth.

  • 2012

  • Woodbridge Group changes name to Woodbridge International.

  • Woodbridge closes first cross-border deal exceeding $100 million.

  • Closes second JV / cross-border deal with Japanese client Yamada.

  • Woodbridge moves to new worldwide headquarters.

  • 2011

  • Closes cross-border deal – a Joint Venture between Japan and Mexico.

  • 2010

  • The firm rebounds from the great recession with 9 deal closings.

  • Woodbridge opens first office in Sao Paulo.

  • 2009

  • Opens three new offices in Dallas, Chicago, and Monterey, Mexico.

  • Woodbridge for the first time generates 30 first round bids for a client.

  • 2008

  • Woodbridge closes its first deal in Mainland China.

  • Continues expansion by opening offices in Boston and New York City.

  • The firm adds seasoned dealmakers to expand capacity to service clients domestically and internationally.

  • 2007

  • Two Chinese mainland based companies engage the firm, beginning an ongoing reach into Asia.

  • Becomes a member of a large institutional financial advisory firm’s referral network.

  • Ernie Bower, an accomplished investment banker, joins as Woodbridge’s first affiliate. Ernie passed away in May 2017.

  • 2006

  • Continues expansion with the launching of the firm’s European office in the Netherlands.

  • Forms a wholly owned subsidiary, WG Securities LLC, a registered broker dealer.

  • Woodbridge switches from Buy-Side to Sell-Side to better serve clients.

  • 2005

  • Larry Reinharz joins as Managing Director / Partner.

  • Don Krier promoted to Managing Director / Partner.

  • Identified and refined 135 step process for bringing clients to market

  • 2004

  • Woodbridge pioneers the use of video to market client companies.

  • Embarks on an accelerated growth plan to become a nationally recognized firm.

  • Woodbridge offers Free Value Assessments for business owners on its website.

  • 2000

  • Woodbridge expands marketing reach by using Pay Per Click.

  • 1997

  • Woodbridge launches their first web site.

  • 1996

  • Woodbridge pivots from buy-side to sell-side to better serve clients.

  • 1994

  • First firm in the industry featuring clients doing testimonial videos.

  • Conceived and executed on casting a wide net to increase the odds of getting a deal done.

  • 1993
  • Founded by Robert M. Koenig, Woodbridge Group opens its doors to provide buyers a unique and dedicated search using online data.

  • Donald Krier joins as Vice-President.

  • Three buy-side deals closed in the first year of operation.