LOCUS ADVISES INSCOBEE IN CB ISSUANCE OF INSCOBEE

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the Completion of Inscobee’s issuance of convertible bonds to domestic investors. Locus advised Inscobee in this debt offering.

Founded in 1970, Inscobee is a KOSPI-listed network management solution provider that also engages in bio research business covering medicines, vaccines for cervical cancer, papillomavirus, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals. Inscobee is seeking to use the funds into expanding its bio business.

Locus managed and executed the entire process of debt offering that covers Identification of prospective buyers, review of the offering circular and relevant agreements, and price & terms negotiation successfully.

LOCUS ADVISES AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION IN ITS ACQUISITION OF A 49% SIGNIFICANT MINORITY STAKE IN RATIONALE GROUP

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Amorepacific, a leading global beauty company, has acquired a 49% significant minority stake in RATIONALE GROUP, a leading luxury skincare brand in Australia. Locus acted as a sole financial advisor to Amorepacific in this transaction.

Founded in 1945, Amorepacific is a global beauty company that operates more than 30 beauty, personal care, and healthcare brands such as Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, Etude, and innisfree. The company was an early mover in expanding its operations overseas in 2002 and now has over 14 overseas subsidiaries operating globally.

Through acquisition of a significant minority stake in RATIONALE GROUP, which is a leading luxury skincare brand in Australia, Amorepacific is planning to expand its global brand presence in luxury skincare.

Locus managed and executed the entire deal processes including valuation, due diligence, management of financial and legal advisory, and price & SPA negotiation successfully.

LOCUS ADVISES MILLET MOUNTAIN GROUP IN SALE OF GLOBAL EIDER BRAND TRADEMARK TO K2 GROUP

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that a mountain and outdoor apparel specialist Millet Mountain Group, part of the Swiss holding Calida Group, sold its Eider trademark to K2 Group, a Korea-based company holding various outdoor apparel brands. Locus acted as a sole financial advisor to Calida Group in this transaction.

Millet Mountain Group gathers together a conglomerate of three historical highly specialized outdoor and sports apparel brands: Millet, Eider and Lafuma. This group has French origins though it has become part of Calida Group, a Swiss holding company that also owns brands like Oxbow and the underwear brand Aubade among others. The three brands of Millet Mountain Group are Millet, technical and Alpine focused brand; Lafuma, horizontal accessible urban travel brand offering footwear, apparel and accessories, though specialized in functional backpacks; and Eider, a transversal protective brand that can be used for skiing but also in the city.

Through the sale of the Eider trademark to K2, Millet Mountain Group is planning to focus on the two remaining core brands: Millet and Lafuma in order to increase market share in global outdoor apparel industry. K2 Group is expected to expand its business into global market including China through the acquired global Eider trademark.

Locus acted as a sole financial advisor to Calida Group by managing and executing the entire deal processes ranging from identification of prospective bidders to trademark valuation, financial and legal advisory, price & SPA negotiation.

LOCUS ADVISES TRESCAL GROUP IN ITS ACQUISITION OF KTICC

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Trescal Group, one of leading calibration solution provider in France acquired a controlling stake in Korea Testing Instruments Calibration Center (KTICC), a Koreas calibration service provider. Locus acted as a sole financial advisor to Trescal Group in this transaction.

Founded in 1999 in France, Trescal Group has rapidly expanded its business coverage in the world by acquiring various international calibration technical service providers to become a worldwide specialist in calibration service, repair offering, and calibration training and consulting. Headquartered in Paris, France, Trescal Group is located in 24 countries, covering Europe, Americas, Asia, and North Africa. 

Through acquisition of KTICC, which is a Seoul-based calibration solution provider, Trescal Group is planning to expand its operation into Korean market with customer diversification.

Locus acted as a sole financial advisor to Trescal Group by managing and executing the entire deal processes ranging from identification of prospective sellers to valuation, due diligence, financial and legal advisory, price & SPA negotiation.

LOCUS ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF DONGWOON ANATECH’S DC-DC BUSINESS JV IN CHINA

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the formation of Dongwoon Anatech’s DC-DC Business JV and sale of its related assets to Shenzhen Challenge Technology in China.

Dongwoon Anatec, a KOSDAQ listed fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and manufactures analog semiconductors for electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, wearable devices, lighting, and TVs. The company has formed Chinese AMOLED DC-DC business JV and sold its related assets to Shenzhen Challenge Technology in China to promote development, production and sales of AMOLED DC-DC products within China and the global market.

Locus managed and executed the entire deal processes including Identification of buyer’s interest, management of financial and legal advisory, valuation, price & SPA negotiation, etc. successfully.

LOCUS ADVISES SANGSANGIN IN ITS ACQUISITION OF GOLDENBRIDGE INVESTMENT & SECURITIES

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the Completion of Sangsangin’s acquisition of Golden Bridge Investment & Securities in Korea. Locus advised Sangsangin in this transaction.

Founded in 2006, Goldenbridge Investment & Securities provides brokerage and asset management services for individual and institutional investors in South Korea and Vietnam.

Sangsangin(formerly known as Texcell-NetCom Co., Ltd) is glad to expand its financial business scope and coverage through this acquisition.

Locus managed and executed the entire deal processes including Identification of buyer’s interest, management of financial and legal advisory, valuation, price & SPA negotiation, etc. successfully.

LOCUS ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF DB LIGHTEC

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the sale of 26.94% controlling equity stake of DB Lightec to White Whale Group. Locus advised DB Lightec in this transaction.

Founded in 1989, DB Lightec manufactures and sells industrial LED lighting products, LED light panels for advertisement, and CNC machines. DB Lightec is glad to find a financial sponsor who could help with their growth initiatives.

Locus managed and executed the entire deal processes including Identification of buyer’s interest, valuation, price & SPA negotiation, etc. successfully.

Locus receives the Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in Korea

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm based in Seoul, is honored to announce that Locus has been recognized by the 2018 edition of M&A Today’s Global Awards as the Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in Korea.

It is a requirement of selected firms to receive no less than 18% in votes from the global readership of over 151,000. The M&A Today Award recognizes dedication to excellence on a global basis, as it strives to be the world’s most coveted and complete awards programs, taking votes from over 163 countries globally.

This year’s Global Awards will be published and advertised on a number of media platforms globally, thus adding a greater degree of exposure.

Locus Advises Bureau Veritas in its acquisition of ICTK

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Locus served as an exclusive advisory for Bureau Veritas for its acquisition of ICTK.

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Through acquisition of ICTK which is a global testing service solution provider, Bureau Veritas is planning to expand its operation in Korea with customer diversification.

Locus managed and executed the entire deal processes including valuation, management of financial and legal advisory, price & SPA negotiation, etc. successfully.

Locus Advises Orenge Partners in its acquisition of major stake in NDC Hotel

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Locus served as an exclusive advisory for Orenge Partners, one of the leading tour companies in Korea, for its acquisition of major stake in NDC Hotel.

This investment will serve as a stepping stone for Orenge Partners to make a foothold in the Vietnam market.
By applying its Know-hows and experiences Orenge Partners has accumulated throughout its years of operation in Korea, this investment will surely help Orenge Partners attract more in-bound tourists in Vietnam.