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Woodbridge International Opens Tokyo Office

July 8, 2013

New Haven, Connecticut – Monday, July 8, 2013 – Woodbridge International, a leading middle-market mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its Tokyo, Japan office.

Woodbridge’s new Tokyo office is headed up by Senior M&A Advisors Rike Wootten and Ken Hashimoto who will focus on serving Woodbridge clients in Japan. The Tokyo team will provide advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, divestments, restructuring, and strategic consulting to businesses across all industries

Woodbridge recently closed two transactions on behalf of its Japanese client, Yamada Electric, who entered into joint ventures with LOM, a Scandinavian company with a division in Manaus, Brazil and Servicios Vistamex of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Woodbridge’s process for marketing companies to strategic and financial buyers is unique. They create a global competitive bidding environment to drive the highest and best deal value for their clients. And it includes the production of a dynamic 2-minute company video buyers can watch on their screens, wherever they are in the world.

Mr. Hashimoto has worked for Merrill Lynch, a US private equity firm, and a boutique middle-market M&A firm.  Mr. Wootten previously worked for Merrill Lynch, ING, and is a former director of the Osaka Securities Exchange, the Japan Securities Dealers Association and several other securities-related agencies and commissions.

Woodbridge International welcomes Rike and Ken and looks forward to bringing middle-market Japanese sellers to buyers around the globe.



Woodbridge International, founded in 1993, is an innovative M&A firm headquartered in New Haven, CT. The firm serves clients from its 11 North American offices and locations in the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, India and Japan.