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February 11, 2015
Woodbridge International, a leading middle-market mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Mexico City. The Mexico City office strengthens Woodbridge’s capabilities in Mexico, adding on to the firm’s existing office in Monterrey, Mexico.
Woodbridge’s Monterrey office is managed by Senior M&A Advisor Jorge Colin and the new Mexico City office will be led by Senior M&A Advisors Gabriela Castell-Blanch and David Rivas.
Woodbridge’s Mexico-based sellers and buyers will benefit from David Rivas’ background in commercial and investment banking. For 11 years, David worked at Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior in the Investment Banking Division, performing financing and equity investment functions. He later served as partner of an investment banking firm engaged in private equity, M&A and financing transactions. His industry experience is wide-ranging and includes logistics and distribution, retail, agro-industrial, services, tourism, health, communications and the public sector. David holds a BS in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and an MBA from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.
Earlier in her career, Gabriela Castell-Blanch worked in trade finance and was responsible for financial relationships with development banks and commercial institutions at Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomex). Prior to joining Woodbridge, she worked as an M&A Officer for an investment banking firm, where she conducted deal negotiations, evaluations, due diligence and the preparation of closing documents. Gabriela holds a degree in International Trade from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.