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Woodbridge International Expands in China

August 14, 2013

New Haven, Connecticut – August 14, 2013 – Woodbridge International, a leading mergers and acquisitions firm,is pleased to announce the opening of two new offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The new locations strengthen Woodbridge’s presence in China, allowing the firm to serve more Chinese middle-market companies.

Woodbridge’s China offices are headed by Bob Dodds, a seasoned China-based investment banker, fluent in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, with decades of financial advisory and transaction experience.Bob and his team will advise Woodbridge’s clients in Greater China in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and strategic consulting.

Bob has been an M&A advisor to many leading international companies and Chinese enterprises in China for over 15 years. He served as Managing Director and Head of China M&A for the Global Investment Banking division of HSBC, based in Shanghai, and also played a key role in Morgan Stanley’s joint venture in China, China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) where he worked for seven years and was the senior foreign banker when he departed in 2004. Bob holds J.D. and M.S.F.S degrees from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Columbia University.

Bob is joined by Yang Ye, a senior associate based in Shanghai, who previously worked for 10 years in the investment banking department of CICC and as a Senior Investment Manager at Pacific Asset Management Company, Ltd.

Woodbridge’s process for marketing companies to strategic and financial buyers is unique:The firm creates a global competitive bidding environment to drive the highest deal value for clients. Woodbridge also produces a dynamic 2-minute company video to market its sell-side clients, which buyers can watch wherever they are in the world.

Woodbridge is delighted to welcome Bob Dodds, Yang Ye and the rest of their team, and is looking forward to growing the firm’s footprint throughout Greater China and to bringing middle-market Chinese 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, China and Japan.