Our Firm

Largest independent North Asian private equity firm,with over $30 billion in capital under management Exclusive focus on the North Asia markets – China, Japan and Korea

MBK Partners invests in industry-leading companies and,
in partnership with management, grows and creates value in its portfolio companies.

With a dedicated focus on investments in North Asia – China, Japan and Korea – MBK Partners has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Our investment teams are composed of local professionals with strong local relationships and market knowledge. Through a combination of our size and status as a local and independent firm, MBK Partners has a competitive advantage in sourcing, executing and managing its investments. Buyout investments in Korea are made out of Korea-registered funds managed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.1

MBK Partners Buyouts 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. While the firm makes complex acquisitions in various forms, our strategy is simple and focused: we do buyouts in North Asia. We focus on control investments because we believe control is essential to creating value. We may also pursue selected minority investments where we can add strategic value. We limit our investment activities to China, Japan and Korea on the basis of our competitive advantage in these markets.

MBK Partners Special Situations invests in customized, secured lending, secondary credit investments in stressed and distressed opportunities and non-control structured equity investments.

MBK Partners invests in industry-leading companies and, in partnership with management, grows and creates value in the companies over the long term. The MBK Partners investment team works closely with management to develop strategy, optimize capital structure, adopt global best practices in operations, controls and corporate governance and pursue strategic growth opportunities to build value.

Established in March 2005 by six founding members who worked together for many years at a global private equity organization, MBK Partners today has an investment team of 99 experienced professionals. Our investors include public pensions, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, corporate pensions, funds of funds and foundations/endowments from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, North America, Western Europe and the Middle East.


1 Our Korea-registered funds, MBK Partners, Inc., MBK Partners II, Inc., MBK Partners III, Inc., MBK Partners IV, Inc. and MBK Partners V, Inc. are funded based on MBK Partners, L.P., MBK Partners II, L.P., MBK Partners III, L.P., MBK Partners IV, L.P. and MBK Partners V, L.P.’s capital commitments and are managed by MBK Partners, LLC, a Korean entity formed by the partners of MBK Partners, and a domestic GP registered with the Financial Services Commission in Korea.

“We are committed to the highest standard of integrity in the way we conduct our business and protecting the good name of our firm,our investors and our investee companies.”