Affinity Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Affinity Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (19%) and media (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and divestiture (15%). In total, Affinity Equity Partners has invested in 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Oriental Brewery for $1.8B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (85%). 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 Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 25 1 - 1 - - 27
vol $3.2B $110M $520M $3.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $8.7B $8.7B
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trimco International Holdings Ltd. 2018-01-23 520M USD Secondary Buyout
, Hong Kong
Primary Health Care - Medical Director Business 2016-03-29 110M AUD Divestiture
, Australia
Island Hospital 2015-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Penang, Malaysia · www.islandhospital.com
TEG Pty Ltd. 2015-04-16 640M USD Divestiture
Sydney, Australia · www.t-e-g.com.au
Primo Group Holdings Pty Ltd. 2015-03-04 1.0B AUD Add-on Acquisition
Adelaide, Australia
Leong Hup International Sdn Bhd Co. 2014-09-30 - Stake Purchase
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Basic House 2014-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seoul, South Korea · www.basichouse.co.kr
Velocity Frequent Flyer Pty Ltd. 2014-08-29 - Stake Purchase
Spring Hill, Australia · www.velocityfrequentflyer.com
Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd. 2014-01-20 5.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Seoul, South Korea · www.ob.co.kr
LOEN Entertainment, Inc. 2013-11-14 - Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea · www.iloen.com
View All >>

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 3 (19%) - 5 (19%) 527M (14%)
Media 2 (13%) - 3 (11%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) 520M (41%) 2 (7%) 520M (14%)
Retail 1 (6%) - 2 (7%) -
Beverages - - 1 (4%) 1.8B (47%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) 640M (50%) 1 (4%) 640M (17%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 200M (5%)
Information Technology 1 (6%) 110M (9%) 1 (4%) 110M (3%)
Agriculture 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Insurance 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Plastics - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 $1.3B 27 $3.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Korea 4 (25%) - 9 (33%) 1.8B (47%)
Australia 4 (25%) 750M (59%) 6 (22%) 1.3B (34%)
China 2 (13%) - 3 (11%) 200M (5%)
Singapore 1 (6%) - 3 (11%) -
Malaysia 2 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Hong Kong 1 (6%) 520M (41%) 2 (7%) 520M (14%)
Indonesia 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
New Zealand 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (13%) - 3 (11%) 200M (5%)
Cross-border 14 (88%) 1.3B (100%) 24 (89%) 3.6B (95%)
Total 16 $1.3B 27 $3.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (25%) - 12 (44%) 727M (19%)
Divestiture 3 (19%) 750M (59%) 4 (15%) 2.6B (67%)
Growth Capital 3 (19%) - 3 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (13%) - 3 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) 520M (41%) 2 (7%) 520M (14%)
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Joint Venture 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Total 16 $1.3B 27 $3.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (62%) 8.1B (93%)
Trade Sale 2 (15%) 650M (7%)
Stake Sale 2 (15%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $8.7B

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 5 $2.0B
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd.
$1.8B (2009-07-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $6.8B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.9B
< $100M 2 $7M
TOTAL $8.7B
Largest Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd.
$5.8B (2014-01-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
43%
3 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
4 57%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
8%
1 8%
Strategic(s)
92%
11 92%

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