MBK Partners HK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

MBK Partners HK’s most common sectors for investment are communications (12%) and insurance (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and divestiture (28%). In total, MBK Partners HK has invested in 2 US states and 7 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 (43%). 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 Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 1

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 22 1 - 1 1 - 25
vol $12.9B $1.2B $14.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - 1 - 1 - 7
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WTT HK Ltd. 2019-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Hong Kong, Hong Kong · 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
Universal Studios Japan 2017-02-28 - Stake Purchase
Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan · www.usj.co.jp
WTT HK Ltd. 2016-10-04 1.2B HKD Divestiture
Hong Kong, Hong Kong · www.wharftt.com
Homeplus Co., Ltd 2015-09-07 6.5B GBP Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea · www.homeplus.co.kr
Apex Logistics, Inc. 2015-05-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grapevine, Texas · www.apexlogistics.com
GSE Investment Corp. 2014-12-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Beijing, China · www.gseic.com
ING Life Insurance Korea Ltd. 2013-08-26 1.7B USD Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea · www.inglife.co.kr
ING Life Korea 2013-08-26 1.4B EUR Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea · www.inglife.co.kr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Yayoi Co., Ltd. 2007-09-28 Misoca 2016-02-21 1
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan · www.yayoi-kk.co.jp Nagoya, Japan · www.misoca.jp

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 3 (17%) 3.2B (28%) 3 (12%) 3.2B (23%)
Communications 1 (6%) 211M (2%) 3 (12%) 2.9B (21%)
Media 1 (6%) - 3 (12%) -
Retail 2 (11%) 6.5B (57%) 2 (8%) 6.5B (46%)
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Software 1 (6%) 611M (5%) 1 (4%) 611M (4%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) 448M (4%) 1 (4%) 448M (3%)
Packaging 1 (6%) 284M (2%) 1 (4%) 284M (2%)
Manufacturing 1 (6%) 85M (1%) 1 (4%) 85M (1%)
Building Materials 1 (6%) 245K (< 1%) 1 (4%) 245K (< 1%)
Aerospace 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $11.4B 25 $14.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Korea 9 (50%) 10.0B (88%) 10 (40%) 10.0B (71%)
Japan 4 (22%) 1.3B (11%) 5 (20%) 1.3B (9%)
China 3 (17%) 100M (1%) 4 (16%) 100M (1%)
United States 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Taiwan - - 2 (8%) 1.5B (11%)
Hong Kong - - 1 (4%) 1.2B (9%)
Singapore - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (17%) 100M (1%) 4 (16%) 100M (1%)
Cross-border 15 (83%) 11.3B (99%) 21 (84%) 14.0B (99%)
Total 18 $11.4B 25 $14.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (28%) 580M (5%) 8 (32%) 2.1B (15%)
Divestiture 6 (33%) 10.3B (90%) 7 (28%) 11.5B (81%)
Stake Purchase 2 (11%) - 5 (20%) -
PIPE 2 (11%) 100M (1%) 2 (8%) 100M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) 448M (4%) 1 (4%) 448M (3%)
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $11.4B 25 $14.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) 2.0B (82%)
Trade Sale 2 (29%) 290M (12%)
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) 140M (6%)
Stake Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $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
PE Firm(s)
13%
1 13%
Strategic(s)
88%
7 88%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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