Private Equity

Private Equity team, based in Korea, is a dedicated team that mainly focuses on corporate acquisitions and structured growth equity investments. Using extensive network and deep knowledge, we proactively and selectively source investment opportunities with the potential for substantive value creation and are committed to achieve excellence in investment.

Sponsored by Simone Group, we look to partner closely with management teams to develop strategic levers that drive transformational growth.

JM Shim, Head of PE Division

Investment Strategy


Our Strategy

We invest via diverse private equity investment strategies

Our main strategy is buy-out of small to Mid-Cap Korean Companies

We actively add value and restructure our portfolio companies to enhance the intrinsic value of the firm


Private investment into public equity(pipe)

Minority Investment

offshore investment

Minority investment into selective offshore opportunities

small to mid cap buy-out

Buy-out and Restructuring of Korean firms

growth capital

Provide capital ‘Just in Time’ to fast growing firms

Smart capital

Provide ‘smart capital’ to enhance the firm’s value

Investment Process

Our Principles

Experienced team

Our investment team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals with distinct talents. The investment professionals have background in global and local private equity, investment banking, consulting and accounting firms.

Collaborative partnership

Our team has built expertise and experience that allow us to maintain concrete relationships with our target’s management to support substantial long-term value and to create transformative change.

Alignment of interests

We align our interests with our portfolio companies, investors, and all other related parties. By working towards a common and focused goal, we create a backdrop in which all parties can thrive.