SOURCE: Woodbridge Group

Woodbridge Group

August 27, 2009 09:47 ET

Woodbridge Group Opens North Carolina Office

NEW HAVEN, CT--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Woodbridge Group, Inc., a leading mergers and acquisition firm serving middle market companies, has rolled out a new Charlotte, North Carolina office headed by Jameel Barkat. Mr. Barkat is an experienced dealmaker with expertise in the aerospace and defense industries.

As Senior M&A Advisor, Jameel will focus on Woodbridge's mandates throughout the Southeast, along with Ernie Bower in Atlanta and Dan Smith in Washington, D.C, as well as managing assignments in the aerospace/defense industry throughout the country.

Prior to joining Woodbridge, Jameel worked for Curtiss-Wright Controls, where he completed numerous acquisitions and led the company's M&A and strategic development programs. Earlier in his career, Jameel served as Senior Project/Design Engineer for a private manufacturer of mechanical components for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets and worked as a Design Engineer for McDonnell Aircraft (now Boeing). Jameel holds an MBA from Duke University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, and a BA in Mathematics from Drew University.

"I am pleased to be part of the Woodbridge team which has an excellent track record of serving the lower middle market, a testament to their team-oriented, market-driven and disciplined M&A process," said Mr. Barkat. "I look forward to our joint success moving forward."

Woodbridge has completed numerous transactions involving aerospace-related companies and is pleased to be able to strengthen its capabilities in this area with the addition of Mr. Barkat.

Woodbridge Group provides sell-side, buy-side, financing and distressed company mergers and acquisitions services to businesses with $5 million-$50 million in sales. The firm operates out of 12 offices: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands and Brazil.

Woodbridge Group, Inc., a unique marketing-driven M&A firm, was founded in 1993 to provide divestiture and acquisition services to middle market companies.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robert M. Koenig
    President, Woodbridge Group
    203-389-8400 ext. 202