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Woodbridge Expands M&A Services to Japanese Market

October 27, 2010

New Haven, Connecticut – October 27, 2010 – Woodbridge is pleased to announce its expansion to Japan with the addition of Tom Kastner, a technology-focused investment banker who was based in Japan for nine years.

From his office in the Chicago area, Tom will serve Woodbridge clients as Midwest Regional Director and focus on developing the firm’s reach to middle-market Japanese buyers and sellers in his role as Director, Woodbridge Japan.

Fluent in Japanese, Mr. Kastner previously worked on M&A transactions for OEM Capital and served as president of Hakuto America, a division of Hakuto Co., Ltd., a Japanese techonology-oriented trading company.

Tom also co-founded an Illinois-based distributor of electronic components. He holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

“I am thrilled to join the Woodbridge team,” said Mr. Kastner. “Trust is an extremely important factor when choosing an M&A firm, and I feel that Woodbridge’s professionalism and experience will be key to gaining the trust of Japanese buyers and sellers.”

In addition to Woodbridge’s U.S. locations, the firm serves clients from its offices in the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil and Canada – and markets clients to India, South Korea and China.

Woodbridge, LLC., an international M&A firm, was founded in 1993 to provide divestiture and acquisition services to middle market companies.