Sumitomo Equity Asia Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sumitomo Equity Asia has invested in 7 companies.

Sumitomo Equity Asia’s most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and information technology (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (62%) and growth capital (31%). In total, Sumitomo Equity Asia has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). Sumitomo Equity Asia’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold CGEN Digital Media Network for $182M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Ltd.

Unit C3, 23/F, United Centre 95 Queensway ,
Hong Kong,
China
(+852) 2295 0300
www.scequity.com.hk
info@scequity.com.hk

Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited (SCEA) is the Asian private equity arm of Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo. SCEA generally targets fast growing, small to mid-market companies from early to expansion stage. The Firm will also co-invest alongside other investors in larger buyout situations. SCEA will consider investing in high-tech sectors as well more traditional industries. Sectors of interest include wireless, semiconductors, internet services, IT, clean technology, manufacturing, automotive, distribution, logistics, and financial services. SCEA will not invest in privatization opportunities, biotech, capital intensive businesses, infrastructure, or real estate. SCEA was formed in 2002 and is based in Hong Kong.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: West US, Canada, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 6 - 1 1 4 1 13
Sell (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $318M $318M
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Creadits Pte. Ltd. 2020-04-24 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.creadits.com
Yi Jian Technology 2019-11-01 - Venture
Shanghai, China · www.yijianar.com
Immotor, Inc. 2019-05-01 - Venture
Shenzhen, China · www.ehuandian.net
CXA Group Pte Ltd. 2019-03-14 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.cxagroup.com
YunQuNa 2019-01-09 - Growth Capital
Shanghai, China · www.yunquna.com
Icontek Corp. 2018-08-01 - Venture
Toronto, Ontario · www.icontek.com
ForceShield, Inc. 2017-02-01 - Venture
Palo Alto, California · www.forceshield.com
Etong Health Care 2015-01-01 - Venture
Shanghai, China · www.etong-online.com
Momoyoyo Global Ltd. 2012-06-12 - Venture
Haidian, China · www.momoyoyo.com
Asia Precision Public Company Ltd. 2011-09-29 - IPO
Chonburi, Thailand · www.asiaprecision.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (22%) - 2 (15%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) - 2 (15%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) -
Engineering 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Marketing 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Retail - - 1 (8%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 5 (56%) - 7 (54%) -
United States 1 (11%) - 3 (23%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 3 (23%) -
Singapore 2 (22%) - 2 (15%) -
Canada 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
  Ontario 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 5 (56%) - 7 (54%) -
Cross-border 4 (44%) - 6 (46%) -
Total 9 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 6 (67%) - 8 (62%) -
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 4 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 5 (42%) -
Trade Sale 3 (25%) 182M (57%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) 136M (43%)
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Unknown 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $318M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $313M
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $318M
Largest CGEN Digital Media Network Co. Ltd.
$182M (2008-01-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
17%
1 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
5 83%

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