Teakwood Capital has hired Sam Barrett as a managing director for corporate development. Barrett joins Teakwood from Flowserve Corporation, where he worked as senior counsel — strategic transactions and led the company’s corporate development process.
Texas private equity firm Teakwood Capital adds Sam Barrett to its team as the Managing Director for Corporate Development. He brings a wealth of experience in buying and selling companies, in addition to his broad legal expertise in corporate law. With the successful close of Fund III and the growing pace of transactions, Teakwood is excited to have Sam spearhead these transactions, in addition to helping portfolio companies with bolt-on acquisitions and exits.
Sam has over 12 years of experience in corporate development and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Teakwood, Sam was the Senior Counsel – Strategic Transactions at Flowserve Corporation, where he led Flowserve’s corporate development process. He also served in operating, treasury, tax planning, SEC compliance, and corporate governance roles during his tenure.
Sam began his career in the Corporate/Securities group of various international law firms, including Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr and Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. During his career at these law firms, he primarily focused on private equity and M&A transactions, both public and private.
Sam holds an undergraduate degree from Baylor University and earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University (he also attended William & Mary Law School). He was also chosen as “Texas Rising Star” for the Texas Monthly Super Lawyers 2006, 2007 and 2009 Editions. Sam resides in Dallas, Texas.
About Teakwood Capital
Teakwood Capital is a Dallas, Texas private equity firm that invests in technology-focused, profitable companies, with revenues below $25 million that are interested in accelerating growth with expansion capital and top-tier talent. The firm typically focuses on companies in Texas and neighboring states. The firm has deep, hands-on operating experience complemented with an Executive Partner team of successful ex-CXOs working closely with portfolio company management teams to create value through organic revenue growth, operational improvements, and sustainable intellectual property.