LOCUS ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF DB LIGHTEC

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border 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 cross-border 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 cross-border 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 cross-border 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.

Locus Empowered by KITIA to advise Korean Companies in the Parts and Materials Sector for potential M&A or JV deals

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Locus has acquired exclusivity from Korea core Industrial Technology Investment Associate (KITIA), a government agency with the mission of helping to connect Korean companies with global partners, so as to actively support domestic industrial firms in searching for the appropriate targets overseas for potential M&A or JVs.

KITIA was established in 2001 with the purpose of supporting Korean companies in the parts and material sector to match up with global companies and to promote the overall development of the parts and materials sector in Korea.

As Locus has been empowered by KITIA to proceed with the deal, Locus will put its utmost effort in accelerating the development of domestic companies in the parts and materials sector with unmatched capabilities and laying a foundation for them to expand global reach through the rigorous matching process with global players.

Locus Advises Korea Kolmar in its Acquisition of CSR Cosmetic Solutions

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Korea Kolmar which is one of leading cosmetics ODM manufacturers in Korea acquired CSR Cosmetic Solutions (CSR). Locus advised Korea Kolmar in this transaction.

Korea Kolmar is a cosmetics ODM manufacturer listed on the Korea Exchange. The company was established in 1990 and provides a one-stop solution for over 500 global partners in research, development and production of cosmetics, health supplements and pharmaceuticals.

Through acquisition of CSR which is a Canada based OEM manufacturer, Korea Kolmar is planning to expand its operation into North America markets 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 Shinhan Investment Corp in its Acquisition of PT Makinta

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Shinhan Investment Corp (SIC) which is one of leading securities companies in Korea acquired PT Makinta Securities (Makinta). Locus advised SIC in this transaction.

Founded in 1988 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Makinta is a medium-sized securities firm specializing in investment banking activities including Initial public offering of small to medium-sized companies in Indonesia.

SIC which is one of the leading securities companies based in Korea is glad to expand its operation into Indonesia which is one of the largest markets in Asia with 250 millions of people, abundant natural resources and large GDP size ranked at 16th in the world.

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

Locus Advises the Destinations of the World in its Acquisition of BICO Trip

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that the Destinations of the World (DOTW) which is one of leading global wholesale travel companies acquired BICO Trip (Bico). Locus advised DOTW in this transaction.

Founded in 1997 in Seoul, Korea, Bico provides world travel booking services such as online hotel booking, airline ticket booking, worldwide hotel and airline ticket reservations for individuals and institutional clients in various regions including Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, etc..

DOTW which is the leading wholesale travel company based in United Arab Emirates is glad to increase in scale and diversify its distribution covering Asia pacific region which is the industry’s highest growth markets through the acquisition of Bico.

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

Locus Advises the Japan Steel Works in its Acquisition of SM Platek

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce that the Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (JSW) which is one of leading companies in industrial machineries industry acquired SM Platek Co., Ltd. (SMP). Locus advised JSW in this transaction.

Established in 1988 in Seoul, Korea, SMP primarily manufactures twin-screw extruders for compounding polymer materials to produce high-quality plastic-based products in various industries including auto, electronics, textile, consumer, medical, etc..

JSW which is one of the leading manufacturers of steel and machinery products is glad to diversify its product lines and expand its operation to Korea region through the acquisition of SMP.

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

Locus Announces the Sale of Bucheon Hi-Parking

Locus Capital Partners (Locus), a cross-border M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the sale of Bucheon Hi-Parking Co., Ltd. (Bucheon Hiparking) to AJ-PARK Co., Ltd. (AJ). Locus M&A team initiated the transaction and served as an exclusive financial advisor to Bucheon Hiparking, a subsidiary of Hi-innoservice Co., Ltd (Hi-innoservie), which is one of the largest car park operating companies in South Korea. The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hi-innoservice liquidated the Bucheon Hiparking to raise additional capital for its new business.

AJ, a leading car park management company in South Korea, expects great synergies in widening its business portfolio throughout the transaction.

Locus managed and executed the deal processes including identification of buyer, due-diligence, management of financial and legal advisory, price & SPA negotiation, etc. successfully.