M&A Deal Summary

The Carlyle Group Acquires A Twosome Place

On November 19, 2021, private equity firm The Carlyle Group acquired restaurants company A Twosome Place Co., Ltd. from Anchor Equity Partners (Asia) Ltd.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The Carlyle Group’s 10th transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is The Carlyle Group’s 15th transaction in South Korea.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-11-19
Target A Twosome Place Co., Ltd.
Sector Restaurants
Buyer(s) The Carlyle Group
Sellers(s) Anchor Equity Partners (Asia) Ltd.
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

A Twosome Place Co., Ltd.

Seoul, South Korea
website
A Twosome Place is a premium café currently operating over 1,400 stores and offering a variety of high-quality cake and dessert choices for consumers which differentiate it from peers. A Twosome Place was formed in 2002 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

The Carlyle Group

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 84.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
Carlyle's corporate headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.
Carlyle's corporate headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.

The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm that pursues private equity, credit, and real estate investments worldwide. Carlyle's private equity practice practice pursues buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. With offices in 19 countries, Carlyle can easily target opportunities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. Broad sectors of interest include aerospace, defense, automotive and transportation, consumer, retail, energy and power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology services, business services, telecommunications and media. The Carlyle Group was formed in 1987 and is based in Washington DC.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 677 of 688
Sector (Restaurants) 10 of 10
Type (Secondary Buyout) 116 of 122
Country (South Korea) 15 of 15
Year (2021) 16 of 20
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-11-17 AutoForm Engineering GmbH

Pfäffikon, Switzerland

AutoForm is a supplier of software solutions for die-making and sheet metal forming industries used for rapid and reliable validation of the design, engineering and manufacturing processes. AutoForm was founded in 1995 and is based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-11-22 PK Global

Beaverton, Oregon, United States

PK is a global CX digital design and engineering firm, partnering with the world’s best brands to create pioneering experiences that accelerate digital outcomes for their customers, partners, and staff. PK was formed in 2004 and is based in Beaverton, Oregon.

Sell $1.6B

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Anchor Equity Partners (Asia) Ltd.

Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Anchor Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm based in Seoul, South Korea.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 2
Country (South Korea) 2 of 2
Year (2021) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-06-10 ESG Co. Ltd.

Chungbuk, South Korea

Eco Solutions Group is an integrated waste management business that operates medical and general incineration facilities and landfills in Korea.

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