Control investments in stable, defensive industries in North Asia
DEDICATED NORTH ASIA FOCUS
MBK Partners has a dedicated geographic focus on North Asia - Korea, Japan and Greater China (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong). We focus our investment activities in these markets on the basis of our competitive advantage in these geographies. To cover these markets, our investment teams are located in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.1
1 Our investment team in Seoul is MBK Partners, Ltd., a separate Korean entity acting as the general partner of our Korea-registered funds, MBK Partners, Inc., MBK Partners II, Inc. and MBK Partners III, Inc.
STRONG EMPHASIS ON CONTROL
MBK Partners typically acquires companies through management-led buyouts, buys subsidiary businesses through corporate divestitures, partners with strategic buyers, takes publicly listed companies private and purchases and grows companies through add-on acquisitions. We focus on control investments because we believe control is essential to creating value.
VALUE CREATION EXPERIENCE
MBK Partners seeks to acquire industry-leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages and strong cash flows and earnings. We have long experience in working with management to grow and create value in the companies by developing strategy, optimizing capital structure, adopting global best practices in operations, controls and corporate governance and pursuing strategic growth opportunities. MBK Partners typically has a long-term investment horizon.
LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT TEAMS
All of MBK Partners’ investment professionals are local to each of the markets and have strong local relationships and market knowledge. Our localness, combined with our fund size, gives us an advantage in sourcing, executing and managing large, complex investments in our target markets. As an independent firm, MBK Partners is able to make decisions expeditiously through investment committees composed of members having in-depth local knowledge and experience, while avoiding the perception of conflicts between foreign-based decision-makers and local constituents.2
2 In Korea, we make investments out of our Korean funds, MBK Partners, Inc., MBK Partners II, Inc. and MBK Partners III, Inc. All are registered with the Korean Financial Services Commission and are managed by MBK Partners, Ltd., a Korean entity formed by our partners. This enables our Korean investment team to operate as a local organization with a regional perspective in compliance with local regulations.
Telecommunications and media
Consumer and retail
STRATEGIC FOCUS ON CORE SECTORS
MBK Partners has a balanced portfolio of market-leading businesses, with a concentration in three core sectors in which we have deep industry expertise and investment experience: