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Woodbridge International Hires Derek Avdul to Expand and Strengthen its M&A Advisory Services

November 29, 2017

Woodbridge International, a leading middle-market global mergers and acquisition firm, is pleased to announce and welcome Derek Avdul as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions. He will report to Andrew J. Buchholtz, Partner and Head of Investment Banking. Derek will be responsible for guiding sell-side clients through the unique Woodbridge M&A process from first offer to negotiation to timely closings.

“Derek brings a dynamic background with a high-level of expertise and professionalism to this role,” said Robert M. Koenig, President, Woodbridge International. “His exceptional talents in business analysis, mergers & acquisitions, financial modeling, strategic planning and corporate development have made him the right fit.”

Prior to joining Woodbridge, Derek spent six years at Sony DADC New Media Solutions as Vice President, Corporate Development. He was the key financial executive driving all financial and strategic analyses, business modeling, strategic investments, as well as overseeing the Global Video P&L.

Prior to Sony, he worked at Midwest Total Systems as Director, Business Operations & Finance where he ran his family owned audio/video custom installation business with 35 employees, led the reorganization of the company, and ultimately sold the company. He has also been a finance and strategy consultant and an executive of strategic planning at EMI Music. He began is post-business school career managing mergers & acquisitions for EY.

Derek holds an MBA in Finance from the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University as well as a BS in Business Administration from Miami University (OH).

Woodbridge International’s ground-breaking approach to marketing a company globally has transformed the way the sell-side M&A industry does business.

For more information, please contact us at mconnelly@woodbridgegrp.com