ACE Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, ACE Equity Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

ACE Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment areelectrical equipment (17%) and information technology (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (17%). In total, ACE Equity Partners has invested in 2 US states and 7 different countries.

In the last 3 years, ACE Equity Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). ACE Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2023 when it sold Cloud Light Technology for $750M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

ACE Equity Partners

ACE Equity Partners LLC

31,Nonhyeon-ro 36-gil, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, 06296
South Korea
(82)-2-541-6690
www.acelp.co.kr
contact@acelp.co.kr

ACE Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on buyout and growth capital investments in industrial technology and advanced manufacturing companies.The Firm seeks control positions in partnership with founders as well as corporate carve-out situations. Specific areas of interest include business services, electrical equipment, technology hardware, IT, semiconductors, and software. ACE Equity Partners was established in 2017 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Electrical Equipment, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 2 1 2 - - 12
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - 1 - 2 - 3
vol $750M $750M
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Routejade Co., Ltd. 2023-11-01 - Trade Sale
Nonsan-si, South Korea · www.routejade.com
Cloud Light Technology Ltd. 2023-10-30 750M USD Trade Sale
Hong Kong, China · www.cloudlight.com.hk
Wizon Co., Ltd. 2022-02-01 - Growth Capital
Seoul, South Korea · www.yullin.com
Routejade Co., Ltd. 2022-01-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nonsan-si, South Korea · www.routejade.com
Preciseley Microtechnology Corp. 2021-12-08 - Stake Sale
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.preciseley.com
Australian Strategic Materials Ltd. 2021-07-21 - Stake Purchase
West Perth, Australia · www.asm-au.com
Preciseley Microtechnology Corp. 2020-08-26 - Venture
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.preciseley.com
Cloud Light Technology Ltd. 2020-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hong Kong, China · www.cloudlight.com.hk
Inspekto A.M.V. Ltd. 2019-01-01 - Growth Capital
Ramat Gan, Israel · www.inspekto.com
Daeho Technology Korea Co., Ltd. 2018-11-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Changwon-si, South Korea · www.daehoteck.co.kr
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment 1 (11%) - 2 (17%) -
Information Technology 2 (22%) - 2 (17%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (17%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (22%) - 2 (17%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Korea 3 (33%) - 4 (33%) -
United States 2 (22%) - 2 (17%) -
  Colorado 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
China 1 (11%) - 2 (17%) -
Australia 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Finland 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Israel 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Canada - - 1 (8%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (44%) - 6 (50%) -
Growth Capital 2 (22%) - 2 (17%) -
Venture 1 (11%) - 2 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (67%) 750M (100%)
Stake Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $750M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $750M
TOTAL $750M
Largest Cloud Light Technology Ltd.
$750M (2023-10-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

FAQ

When was ACE Equity Partners founded?

ACE Equity Partners was founded in 2017.

What type of investor is ACE Equity Partners?

ACE Equity Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is ACE Equity Partners headquartered?

ACE Equity Partners is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

How much capital does ACE Equity Partners have under management?

ACE Equity Partners has 2.2B USD under management.

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