IJW & Co., a Montreal-headquartered boutique investment bank that serves mid to large-sized enterprises globally, has announced an exclusive affiliate partnership with Bambini Partners, LLC of Boca Raton, FL to expand their toy industry M&A and strategic advisory practice. The newly formed alliance is designed to provide unique global access to capital and strategic partnership solutions for growth and liquidity needs, with a focus on the play, leisure, and early learning industries.
“After growing our presence in this sector over the last couple of years, we are very excited about our partnership with Bambini Partners and its leader, John Lee. John brings decades of real-world toy industry operating experience as former Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Learning Curve International, now part of TOMY,” said Ian Wooden, Chief Executive Officer, IJW & Co., Ltd. “This hands-on experience, combined with John’s extensive industry-wide network formed through a variety of board appointments and strategic advisory work, makes Bambini Partners the right choice for this alliance.”
“Joining forces with IJW & Co. is an ideal next step for Bambini Partners,” said John Lee, General Partner, Bambini Partners, LLC. “The IJW team of professionals will greatly expand our M&A support resources for both sell-side and buy-side engagements. Additionally, IJW & Co. offers unique analysis services for situations that call for a more expansive and in-depth perspective on market valuations.”
“I am delighted to see this partnership between IJW and Bambini Partners come to fruition,” added Richard Yanofsky, Chief Executive Officer, WowWee Toys. “I have had the privilege to work closely with the principals of both firms and can say that our industry needs what this collaboration brings to the table.”