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CREDIAN PARTNERS

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

CREDIAN PARTNERS

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

About CREDIAN

Credian Partners is a private equity firm specializing in strategic acquisitions, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. We seek to deliver superior and stable risk-adjusted returns by targeting and proactively offering value-creating solutions to companies capable of generating stable cashflow and having promising growth prospects, as well as those in financial distress. Our investment partners bring extensive experiences spanning across a broad spectrum of professional industries including private equity fund management, M&A advisory, management consulting and corporate finance, while offering unparalleled capabilities in all aspects of the investment process.

Definition of Symbol

The initials C and P is symbolized as a shield. This suggests CREDIAN PARTNERS' credibility, guardianship and unwavering strength. Uniformity and legibility are enhanced using copperplate patterns.

Our Experience

01

Cross-border investments

Proven competence and experience in cross-border investments

02

Minority interest and buyout investments

Acquisitions of majority and minority stakes to enhance corporate value

03

Investments in various industries

Invested through vigorous and comprehensive analysis of diverse industries both at home and abroad

04

Successful exits

Successful exits utilizing multiple methods

Core Value

Integrity

Commit to the highest standards and transparency to elevate mutual trust amongst everyone we do business with

Excellence

Present distinguished value to clients and overcome obstacles to achieve the desired results and operate with the highest standard of quality and professionalism in all that we do

Entrepreneurship

Empower our people to become entrepreneurs, operate as leaders, and pursue smart risks because we believe this is what propels excellence.

Creativity

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

Investment Philosophy

Alignment of Interests

  • Develop win-win strategy between funds and its portfolio companies through optimal investment structures and conditions
  • Establish fund management system that can fulfill the common interests of both limited partners and general partner
  • Establish concrete and clear compensation system that can align the interest between the firm and investment professionals

Financial & Operational Excellence

  • Design optimal investment structures and conditions in terms of finance, tax, and laws when making investments
  • Actively participate 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
  • Appoint a top-notch management team that can further promote corporate value after investments (acquisition) or secure a pool of industry experts who can collaborate effectively with the existing management team

People-oriented Culture

  • Hire and retain outstanding investment managers and fostering investment experience and skills for devising ideas to discover excellent investment opportunities, while also engaging in thorough post-investment management
  • Closely interact with management team to enhance the corporate value of portfolio companies

Disciplined & Responsible Approach

  • Limit the number of portfolio companies managed by an investment manager to ensure sufficient time and effort to properly manage portfolio companies
  • Defend common interests of various stakeholders (investors, employees, suppliers, local communities, etc.) during investments and operation of the portfolio companies

Investment Strategy

01

Prorprietary Deal

FPreemptively spot investment opportunities with strategic investors through a corporative network. We have built a network with the owners, M&A teams, business development teams, and strategy teams of large and medium-sized enterprises in Korea.

02

Enhancing Value

Realize the full development potential of 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.

03

Top companies in the market

Invest in small/mid cap companies that are leaders in their niche market but are underperforming compared to their capacities.

04

Focus on Resilient Sectors

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

Portfolio

  • Green Cross Biotherapeutics Inc.

    Fund 1

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

  • Psomagen, Inc.

    Fund 2

    USA subsidiary of Macrogen, a leading DNA analysis service company
    Fund Amount: USD 10M (KRW 13.5B)
    Investment Type : Growth Capital
    PEF Gross IRR: 35.0%

  • WiseUX Global

    Fund 3

    No. 1 frozen chicken breast brands ‘I’m Dak’ and 'I’m Well' in HMR1 market
    Fund Amount: 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 initiated buyouts and experienced a plethora of investment transactions in both domestic and cross-border private equity. Prior to the founding of Credian Partners, Mr. Woo was a Director at Russell Investments. Before that, he was the head of the Global Investment Team at the Private Equity Division of Mirae Asset Global Investments. He was a manager at KB Kookmin Bank's Investment Banking Department.
    Mr. Woo earned his BA in law at Yonsei University and his MBA from Cornell University.

  • Kanghyeon Seo

    Director - Investment Professionals

    Kanghyeon Seo is the Director of Credian Partners. Prior to joining Credian Partners, he served as the vice president of 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, and biotech.
    Mr. Seo received his 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 worked in a wide range of fields in Korea and Indonesia. He joined as a member of the information division from Yonhap News Agency. Before this, he was a director at Ceragem in Indonesia.
    Mr. Kang earned his 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