Daily News: August 30, 2012

Gladden to Lead Woodbridge International’s Dallas Office

Woodbridge International, a middle-market M&A advisory firm, announced it hired David Gladden as head of the firm’s Dallas office. Gladden is a seasoned investment banker specializing in middle-market companies. He will mainly focus on Woodbridge’s clients in the Southwest.

Prior to joining Woodbridge, Gladden held various executive positions at International Paper and GAF-Elk Corporation and worked for many years as a business consultant and M&A advisor.

Gladden’s experience includes both buy-side and sell-side transactions ranging in value from $10 million to $1 billion. Businesses he has represented include manufacturers and distributors serving industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, building products, imaging, plastics and nonwoven fabrics. His range of experience with these transactions included M&A strategy, valuation modeling, synergy valuations, prospective buyer solicitations, deal negotiations, due diligence and business integration.

Gladden holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of South Carolina, and completed an Executive Training Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.