Affinity Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Affinity Equity Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Affinity Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefood (14%) and consumer products (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and stake purchase (25%). In total, Affinity Equity Partners has invested in 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Oriental Brewery for $1.8B.

In the last 3 years, Affinity Equity Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%). Affinity Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Oriental Brewery for $5.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 3

Affinity Equity Partners

Suite 4002 40th Floor, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place,
Hong Kong,
China
+852 3102 8329
www.affinityequity.com
phyllischik@affinityequity.com

Affinity Equity Partners is an independent private equity firm focused on traditional buyout and control oriented investments across Asia-Pacific valued up to US$1 billion. Sectors of interest include businesses in consumer-related goods and services, value-added manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and business services. Affinity prefers companies with an established track record as well as proven, consistent earning power and cash flow generating ability. Affinity will not consider investments in real estate, biotechnology, tobacco, oil and gas exploration, and weaponry development and sales. Affinity Equity Partners was spun out of UBS Capital Asia Pacific in 2004 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 250 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 250 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 26 1 2 3 2 2 36
vol $3.3B $956M $4.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 16 - 1 2 - - 19
vol $8.7B $279M $9.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
M-DAQ Pte Ltd. 2021-08-11 - Venture
Singapore, Singapore · www.m-daq.com
Jobkorea 2021-03-04 - Secondary Buyout
Seoul, South Korea · www.jobkorea.co.kr
aland Health Holding Ltd. 2020-12-01 - Venture
Shanghai, China · www.aland.cn/en
Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Stake Purchase
Seoul, South Korea · www.shinhangroup.com
TEG Pty Ltd. 2019-10-03 - Secondary Buyout
Sydney, Australia · www.teg.com.au
Beijing Sunlon Livestock Development Co. Ltd. 2019-10-01 - Unknown
Beijing, China
Serveone Co. Ltd. 2019-03-01 - Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea · www.serveone.co.kr/en
SSG.com 2019-03-01 - Stake Purchase
Seoul, South Korea · www.ssg.com
Ramkhamhaeng Hospital Public Co. Ltd. 2019-02-01 - Stake Purchase
Bangkok , Thailand · www.ram-hosp.co.th
ScotPac Business Finance 2018-09-24 436M AUD Going Private
Sydney, Australia · www.scotpac.com.au
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
United Test and Assembly Centre Ltd. 2007-06-26 Panasonic - Three Semiconductor Plants 2014-06-02 1
Singapore, Singapore · www.utacgroup.com , Singapore

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (6%) - 5 (14%) 527M (12%)
Consumer Products 2 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Financial Services 2 (12%) 436M (41%) 3 (8%) 436M (10%)
Media 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (12%) 520M (49%) 2 (6%) 520M (12%)
Information Technology 2 (12%) 110M (10%) 2 (6%) 110M (3%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (12%) - 2 (6%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) 1.8B (43%)
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) 640M (15%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) 200M (5%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $1.1B 36 $4.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Korea 6 (35%) - 14 (39%) 1.8B (43%)
Australia 3 (18%) 546M (51%) 6 (17%) 1.7B (40%)
China 1 (6%) - 5 (14%) 200M (5%)
Singapore 2 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Malaysia 2 (12%) - 2 (6%) -
Indonesia 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Denmark 1 (6%) 520M (49%) 1 (3%) 520M (12%)
Thailand 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
New Zealand - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 1 (6%) - 5 (14%) 200M (5%)
Cross-border 16 (94%) 1.1B (100%) 31 (86%) 4.0B (95%)
Total 17 $1.1B 36 $4.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (18%) - 12 (33%) 727M (17%)
Stake Purchase 6 (35%) - 9 (25%) -
Divestiture 2 (12%) 110M (10%) 5 (14%) 2.6B (60%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (12%) 520M (49%) 3 (8%) 520M (12%)
Going Private 2 (12%) 436M (41%) 2 (6%) 436M (10%)
Growth Capital - - 2 (6%) -
Venture 2 (12%) - 2 (6%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $1.1B 36 $4.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (53%) 8.1B (90%)
Trade Sale 3 (16%) 929M (10%)
Secondary Sale 2 (11%) -
Stake Sale 2 (11%) -
Unknown 2 (11%) -
Total 19 $9.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1
Kim & Chang
1
Bae, Kim, & Lee LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.8B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.4B
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd.
$1.8B (2009-07-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $6.8B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.1B
< $100M 2 $7M
TOTAL $9.0B
Largest Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd.
$5.8B (2014-01-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
3 (8%)
Strategic(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Strategic(s)
74%
14 (74%)

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