STRATEGY

  • Buyouts
  • Special Situations

DEDICATED NORTH ASIA FOCUS STRONG EMPHASIS ON CONTROL VALUE CREATION EXPERIENCE LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT TEAMS STRATEGIC FOCUS ON CORE SECTORS

DEDICATED NORTH ASIA FOCUS

MBK Partners Buyouts has a dedicated geographic focus on North Asia - China, Japan and Korea. 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 Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.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., MBK Partners III, Inc. and MBK Partners IV, Inc.

STRONG EMPHASIS ON CONTROL

MBK Partners Buyouts 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 Buyouts 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., MBK Partners III, Inc. and MBK Partners IV, 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

  • Financial services

  • Consumer and retail

STRATEGIC FOCUS ON CORE SECTORS

Buyouts 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.

DEDICATED NORTH ASIA FOCUSCAPITALIZING ON DISTRESSED OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REGIONFLEXIBILITY ACROSS THE CAPITAL STRUCTURELOCAL AND INDEPENDENT TEAMSEQUITY RETURNS WITH DOWNSIDE PROTECTION

DEDICATED NORTH ASIA FOCUS

MBK Partners Special Situations has a dedicated geographic focus on North Asia - China, Japan and Korea.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 Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.

CAPITALIZING ON DISTRESSED OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REGION

Special Situations invests in companies which have limited access to capital due to their stage of development, macroeconomic and industry cycles, market inefficiency or any idiosyncratic challenges faced.We focus on such opportunities because we believe providing a timely and customized capital solution to such companies in need is essential to creating value.

FLEXIBILITY ACROSS THE CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Special Situations has the flexibility to invest at different layers of the capital structure, encompassing minority equity, hybrid instrument, junior credit, senior credit in both primary and secondary markets.Such flexibility, together with our team’s experience in closing transactions in complex structures, enables us to customize an ideal investment structure for each unique transaction.

LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT TEAMS

All of MBK Partners Special Situations’ investment professionals are local to each of the markets and have strong local relationships and market knowledge. Our localness, combined with our ability to leverage the established MBK Partners platform, 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.

EQUITY RETURNS WITH DOWNSIDE PROTECTION

MBK Partners Special Situations seeks to make investments across the capital structure for equity-like returns with structured downside protection.