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CREDIAN PARTNERS

Private equity firm specializing in strategic acquisitions,
corporate divestitures, recapitalizations and growth equity investments.

About CREDIAN

Credian Partners is a private equity firm specializing in strategic acquisitions, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. We seek to deliver superior and stable risk-adjusted returns by targeting and proactively offering value creating solutions to companies with stable cashflow generation capabilities, strong growth prospects as well as those in financially distressed situations. Our investment partners bring extensive experiences spanning multiple professional industries including private equity fund management, M&A advisory, management consulting and corporate finance, offering highly differentiated capabilities in all aspects of the investment process.

Definition of Symbol

This symbol specifies Sheild in the visualization of initials C and P.
This indicates CREDIAN PARTNERS' credibility, guardian and solidity.
By utilizing copperplate printing pattern, it has improved uniformity and readability.

Our Experience

01

Cross-border investments

Proven competence and experiences in overseas investment

02

Minority interest and Buyout investment

Acquisition of majority and minority stakes to enhance corporate value

03

Investments in various industries

Executed investments through vigorous analysis of diverse industries in domestic and overseas

04

Successful exits

Successful exits via multiple methods

Core Value

Integrity

Commit to the highest standards and transparency and carry out each action with honestly will foster trustworthiness amongst each other, with our clients, and in our dealings with others

Excellence

Provide outstanding value to clients and overcome obstacles to achieve desired results and operate with high standards of quality and professionalism in all that we do

Entrepreneurship

Empower our people to take an “ownership approach”, operate as leaders and pursue smart risks because we believe this drives excellence.

Creativity

Win by breaking new ground and look for new ideas and value “out-of-the-box” thinking

Investment Philosophy

Interest Allignment

  • Developing win-win strategy between the fund and its portfolio companies through optimal investment structure and condition
  • Establishing fund management system which can fulfill common interests of both limited partners and general partner with faithfulness and trust
  • Establishing concrete and clear compensation system that can align the interest between the firm and investment professionals

Financial & Operational Excellence

  • Designing optimal investment structure and conditions in terms of finance / tax / law in investment execution
  • Actively participating in the strategic issues of the company as a member of the board of directors and shareholder as a long-term business partner after the investment
  • Appointing a top-notch management team that can lead to increased corporate value after investment (acquisition) or secure a pool of industry experts who can collaborate effectively with existing management team

People-oriented Culture

  • Hiring and retaining outstanding investment managers and fostering investment experience / skills for devising ideas for finding excellent investment opportunities, and thorough post-investment management
  • Closely interacting with management team to enhance the corporate value of the portfolio companies

Disciplined & Responsible Approach

  • Limiting the number of portfolio companies managed by a investment manager to devote sufficient time and effort to manage portfolio companies
  • Defending common interests of various stakeholders (investors, employees, suppliers, local communities, etc.) during investment execution and operation of the portfolio companies

Investment Strategy

01

Prorprietary Deal

Find investment opportunities in advance with strategic investors through corporate network. We have a network with the owner, M&A team, new business team, and strategy team of domestic large and medium-sized enterprise.

02

Enhancing Value

Realize the full development potential of the companies. Start by identifying potential initiatives during the due diligence process, typically focused on "key drivers” through which we have demonstrated significant performance-enhancing capabilities.

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Top companies in the market

Invest in small/mid cap companies which are leaders in their niche market but operating below their competitive advantages.

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Focus on Resilient Sectors

Credian's investment selection approach focuses on addressing perennial demand for needs, by solving structural bottlenecks or tapping in to natural competitive advantages.

Portfolio

  • Green Cross Biotherapeutics Inc.

    Fund 1

    Canadian subsidiary of Green Cross, a leading Korean pharmaceutical company
    Funding: CAD 70M(KRW 76.3B)
    Investment Type : Growth Capital
    PEF Gross IRR: About 11.9%

  • Psomagen, Inc.

    Fund 2

    USA subsidiary of Macrogen, a leading DNA analysis service company
    Funding: USD 10M(KRW 13.5B)
    Investment Type : Growth Capital
    PEF Gross IRR: About 33.9%

  • WiseUX Global

    Fund 3

    No. 1 frozen chicken breast brands ‘I’m Dak’ and 'I’m Well' in HMR1 market
    Funding: KRW 23.4B
    Investment Type: Buyout

Team

  • Sung Yoon Woo

    Managing Partner, Founder & CEO

    Sung Yoon Woo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Credian Partners. Mr. Woo has completed and managed buyouts, and other investment transactions in both domestic and cross-border private equity and related experience. Prior to founding Credian Partners, Mr. Woo was a director at Russel Investment. Prior to that, he was a team head at Mirae Asset Global Investments. He was a manager at Kookmin Bank's Investment Banking Department.
    Mr. Woo received BA in Law from Yonsei University and an MBA from Cornell University.

  • Kanghyeon Seo

    Director - Investment Professionals

    Kanghyeon Seo is the Director of Credian Partners. Prior to joining Credian Partners, he was a Vice President at Dreamstone Private Equity. Prior to that, He was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney. He also worked at KPMG. Mr. Seo has been involved in investments across various industries including finance, consumer goods, biotech, etc.
    Mr. Seo received a BA in Law from Yonsei University.

  • Hwanho Kang

    Director- Management Professionals

    Hwanho Kang is the Director of Credian Partners. Prior to joining Credian Partners, Mr. Kang experiened various fields in Korea and Indonesia. Mr. Kang joined a member of information division from Yonhap News Agency. Prior to that, he was a director at Ceragem in Indonesia.
    Mr. Kang received BA and MA in Politics and Diplomacy at Hankook University of Foreign Studies.

Contact

Tel

+82-2-552-2600

Fax

+82-2-552-2599

Email

hkang@credpart.com

Address

8F, Samik Electronics Bldg.
560 Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, Korea 06044