MBK Partners HK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MBK Partners HK has acquired 2 companies.

MBK Partners HK’s most common sectors for investment arecommunications (12%) and insurance (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and divestiture (27%). In total, MBK Partners HK has invested in 1 US state and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Homeplus for $6.5B.

In the last 3 years, MBK Partners HK has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). MBK Partners HK’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold China Network Systems for $2.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

MBK Partners HK Ltd.

Suite 1707-1708, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place,
Hong Kong,
China
www.mbkpartnerslp.com
info@mbkpartnerslp.com

MBK Partners is a private equity firm focused on opportunities throughout Northern Asia (Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan). MBK specializes in a variety of transactions, including management buy-outs, corporate divestitures, take privates, and add-on acquisitions and will consider both majority and minority positions. Sectors of interest include telecommunication/media, financial services, heavy industrials, consumer, pharmaceuticals, and business services. MBK Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in Hong Kong. The Firm has additional offices in Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Acquisition Financing

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 22 2 1 1 - - 26
vol $14.1B $14.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 1 - 1 - 1 12
vol $2.4B $2.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Apex Logistics International, Inc. 2021-02-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Shanghai, China · www.apexglobe.com
WTT HK Ltd. 2019-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Hong Kong, China · www.wharftt.com
Godiva Chocolatier - Retail and Distribution Operations 2019-02-20 - Divestiture
New York, New York
eHi Car Service Ltd. 2018-04-16 - Going Private
Shanghai, China · www.en.1hai.cn
Tasaki & Co.,Ltd. 2017-06-26 - Going Private
Chuo-ku, Japan · www.tasaki.co.jp
Universal Studios Japan 2017-02-28 - Stake Purchase
Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan · www.usj.co.jp
Accordia Golf Co., Ltd. 2017-02-01 - Stake Purchase
Tokyo, Japan · www.accordiagolf.com
WTT HK Ltd. 2016-10-04 1.2B HKD Divestiture
Hong Kong, China · www.wharftt.com
HK Savings Bank 2016-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Seoul, South Korea
Beijing Bowei Airport Support Ltd. 2016-04-01 - Trade Sale
Beijing, China
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (21%) 6.5B (60%) 3 (12%) 6.5B (46%)
Insurance 3 (21%) 3.2B (30%) 3 (12%) 3.2B (23%)
Communications - - 3 (12%) 2.9B (21%)
Media 1 (7%) - 3 (12%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (8%) -
Software 1 (7%) 611M (6%) 1 (4%) 611M (4%)
Consumer Products 1 (7%) 448M (4%) 1 (4%) 448M (3%)
Packaging - - 1 (4%) 284M (2%)
Manufacturing 1 (7%) 85M (1%) 1 (4%) 85M (1%)
Building Materials 1 (7%) 245K (< 1%) 1 (4%) 245K (< 1%)
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Leisure 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 $10.9B 26 $14.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Korea 7 (50%) 9.7B (89%) 10 (38%) 10.0B (71%)
Japan 4 (29%) 1.1B (10%) 6 (23%) 1.3B (9%)
China 2 (14%) 100M (1%) 6 (23%) 1.3B (9%)
Taiwan - - 2 (8%) 1.5B (11%)
United States 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Singapore - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (14%) 100M (1%) 6 (23%) 1.3B (9%)
Cross-border 12 (86%) 10.8B (99%) 20 (77%) 12.8B (91%)
Total 14 $10.9B 26 $14.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (7%) 85M (1%) 8 (31%) 2.1B (15%)
Divestiture 6 (43%) 10.3B (94%) 7 (27%) 11.5B (81%)
Stake Purchase 2 (14%) - 6 (23%) -
Going Private 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) 448M (4%) 1 (4%) 448M (3%)
PIPE 1 (7%) 100M (1%) 1 (4%) 100M (1%)
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 $10.9B 26 $14.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (42%) 290M (12%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (25%) 2.0B (82%)
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) 140M (6%)
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $2.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $12.4B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
< $100M 3 $185M
TOTAL $14.1B
Largest Homeplus Co., Ltd
$6.5B (2015-09-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $430M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest China Network Systems Co., Ltd.
$2.0B (2010-10-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
27%
7 (27%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
58%
7 (58%)

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