April 5, 2006
New Haven, Connecticut – April 5, 2006 – Expanding beyond the U.S. to establish a global presence, Woodbridge Inc., a leading middle-market mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its European office in Hellendoorn, The Netherlands. The new branch is centrally located and enhances the firm’s ability to market qualified sell-side and buy-side clients internationally. From its European headquarters, Woodbridge plans to roll out its successful M&A methodology to M&A markets in Europe and Asia.
“Now we can improve our marketing of suitable clients across Europe and, when it makes sense, to China and India,” said Robert M. Koenig, president of Woodbridge, LLC. “Identifying the best buyer for a U.S. company sometimes requires marketing a client-company abroad. Although not every U.S. company will be of interest to European buyers, when we do market a client internationally, we will use the same set of dynamic multimedia marketing tools that have served our clients so well here at home.”
Dirk-Jan Vorgers, a seasoned Dutch mergers and acquisitions dealmaker, will manage Woodbridge’s European operations and work closely with the firm’s senior dealmakers based in the U.S. Before joining Woodbridge Europe, Mr. Vorgers was a principal of the Vorgers Bower Group, an international consulting firm providing advisory services on business development and mergers and acquisitions.
“Up to now, a broad-based, marketing-driven approach has been missing in European middle-market M&A,” said Mr. Vorgers. “European buyers and sellers will benefit from Woodbridge’s innovative approach, which has proven to be more successful than relying on a limited network – something most European M&A firms tend to do.”
More information on Woodbridge Europe can be found athttp://www.w-grp.com/europe.htm or by contacting:
Dirk-Jan Vorgers, M&A Advisor
Woodbridge Europe/ Ninaberlaan 83/7447 AC Hellendoorn/The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 548 659035
Fax: +31 (0) 548 659010
Woodbridge, LLC., a unique, marketing-driven M&A firm, was established in 1993 to provide a divestiture and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies.