Largest local and independent North Asian buyout firm, with over $15 billion in capital under management Exclusive focus in the North Asia (Greater China, Japan and Korea) market
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MBK Partners seeks to acquire industry-leading companies and, in partnership with management, to grow and create value in its portfolio companies.
With a dedicated focus on acquisitions in North Asia - Korea, Japan and Greater China (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) - our investment teams are located in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and are composed of local professionals with strong local relationships and market knowledge. Through the combination of its size and its status as a local and independent fund, MBK Partners has a competitive advantage in sourcing, executing and managing investments in its target markets. Investments in Korea are made out of Korea-registered funds managed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.1
MBK Partners 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 Korea, Japan and Greater China on the basis of our competitive advantage in these markets.
MBK Partners seeks to acquire industry-leading companies and, in partnership with management, to grow and create value in the companies over the long term. Through active participation on the board of directors, the MBK Partners investment team works 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 44 experienced professionals. Our investors include government agencies, public and corporate pension funds, financial institutions, funds of funds and university endowments from Korea, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, North America, Western Europe and the Middle East.
1 Our Korea-registered funds, MBK Partners, Inc., MBK Partners II, Inc. and MBK Partners III, Inc., are funded based on MBK Partners, L.P., MBK Partners II, L.P. and MBK Partners III, L.P.’s capital commitments and are managed by MBK Partners, Ltd., a Korean entity formed by the partners of MBK Partners.
“We are committed to the highest standard of integrity in the way we conduct our businessand protecting the good name of our firm, our investors and our investee companies.”