MBK Partners HK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MBK Partners HK has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

MBK Partners HK’s most common sectors for investment areretail (15%) and financial services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and stake purchase (23%). In total, MBK Partners HK has invested in 5 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). MBK Partners HK’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Accordia Golf for $3.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity60
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 3

MBK Partners HK Ltd.

Suite 1707-1708, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place,
Hong Kong,
China
+852-2296-0000
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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 28 3 5 - 3 1 40
vol $13.1B $1.1B $654M $14.9B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 14 - 3 1 2 - 20
vol $2.4B $3.5B $5.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dongjin Textile Co., Ltd. 2022-01-03 654M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Busan, South Korea · www.dongjintex.com
Accordia Golf Co., Ltd. 2021-11-15 3.5B USD Secondary Buyout
Tokyo, Japan · www.accordiagolf.com
Car, Inc. 2021-07-09 1.1B USD Going Private
Beijing, China · www.zuche.com
Kbank 2021-06-29 - Stake Purchase
Seoul, South Korea · www.kbanknow.com
Tsukui Holdings Corporation 2021-05-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Yokohama-shi, Japan · www.tsukui-hd.co.jp
Apex Logistics International, Inc. 2021-02-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Shanghai, China · www.apexglobe.com
DIG Airgas Co. , Ltd. 2020-02-01 - Secondary Sale
Seoul, South Korea · www.dig-airgas.com
CJ CGV Co. Ltd. 2019-11-18 - Stake Purchase
Seoul, South Korea · www.cgv.co.kr
Lotte Card Co., Ltd. 2019-10-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seoul, Japan · www.lottecard.co.kr
Wendu Education Technology Group Co., Ltd. 2019-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beijing, China · www.wendu.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 5 (25%) 7.0B (79%) 6 (15%) 7.0B (47%)
Financial Services 2 (10%) - 4 (10%) -
Communications - - 3 (8%) 2.9B (20%)
Consumer Services 3 (15%) 1.1B (12%) 3 (8%) 1.1B (7%)
Media 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Insurance - - 2 (5%) 1.7B (11%)
Franchising 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) 448M (3%)
Leisure 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) 654M (7%) 1 (3%) 654M (4%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 611M (4%)
Packaging - - 1 (3%) 284M (2%)
Manufacturing 1 (5%) 85M (1%) 1 (3%) 85M (1%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 245K (< 1%)
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 $8.9B 40 $14.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Korea 11 (55%) 7.8B (88%) 18 (45%) 9.8B (66%)
Japan 5 (25%) - 10 (25%) 1.3B (9%)
China 4 (20%) 1.1B (12%) 9 (23%) 2.3B (16%)
Taiwan - - 2 (5%) 1.5B (10%)
Singapore - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 4 (20%) 1.1B (12%) 9 (23%) 2.3B (16%)
Cross-border 16 (80%) 7.8B (88%) 31 (78%) 12.5B (84%)
Total 20 $8.9B 40 $14.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (50%) 739M (8%) 17 (43%) 2.7B (18%)
Stake Purchase 3 (15%) - 9 (23%) -
Divestiture 3 (15%) 6.5B (73%) 7 (18%) 10.1B (68%)
Going Private 3 (15%) 1.1B (12%) 3 (8%) 1.1B (7%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) 521M (6%) 3 (8%) 969M (7%)
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 $8.9B 40 $14.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (25%) 3.6B (61%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (25%) 2.0B (34%)
Trade Sale 5 (25%) 290M (5%)
Divestiture 2 (10%) -
Stake Sale 2 (10%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $5.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Clifford Chance LLP
1
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $12.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.7B
< $100M 2 $85M
TOTAL $14.9B
Largest Homeplus. Ltd.
$6.5B (2015-09-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $5.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $430M
TOTAL $5.9B
Largest Accordia Golf Co., Ltd.
$3.5B (2021-11-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Strategic(s)
15%
6 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
5 (25%)
Strategic(s)
45%
9 (45%)

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