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Woodbridge International Opens Office in India

April 15, 2013

Woodbridge International, a leading middle-market mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its Pune, India office. The new office will serve Woodbridge clients throughout India and will be led by Senior M&A advisors Darshan Rathod and Vaibhav Sundecha, along with Woodbridge Vice President Jitender Chopra, who is based in New York.

Woodbridge International is an M&A firm focused on selling privately-held, middle-market companies with transactional values ranging from₹25 Crore to over ₹500 Crore ($5 million-$100 million).

Woodbridge recently closed several cross-border deals in a variety of industries. In March of this year, Labor Import, a Brazilian distributor of medical supplies, was sold to Bunzl, a London-based distributor traded on the London stock exchange.

In 2012 Woodbridge completed four cross-border transactions: U.S.-based A&A Manufacturing Company, Inc. was acquired by Halltech Gmbh a leading German specialty OEM; Panama-based Hidrotenencias S.A., a hydroelectric power company, entered into a capital transaction with ACON, a private equity investment fund based in the U.S. and Latin America; U.K.-based Private Equity Group Permira through their portfolio company, Genesis located in the U.S. and Brazil, acquired Woodbridge’s Brazilian client, LM Sistemas; and Woodbridge’s Japanese client, Yamada, entered into a joint venture with LOM, a Scandinavian company with a division in Manaus, Brazil.

Woodbridge’s innovative process for marketing companies globally to strategic and financial buyers is unique – and includes the production of a dynamic 2-minute company video buyers can watch on their screens, wherever they are in the world.

Vaibhav specializes in transaction advisory for midsize companies and has worked for Ernst & Young and PwC. Darshan specializes in lead advisory and previously worked for RREEF (Deutsche Bank Real Estate Private Equity), Ernst & Young and PwC.

Vaibhav and Darshan will work closely with Jitender Chopra and the entire Woodbridge team in serving Woodbridge’s clients in India. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Jitender worked in the Credit Risk division of J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking line of business. He also previously worked at Fidelity Investments and AXA Equitable.

Woodbridge welcomes Vaibhav and Darshan to its team and looks forward to bringing India-based sellers to buyers around the globe.