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Year Founded: 2010

AUM: $10.5B | Dry Powder: $1.5B

21F Ferrum Tower, 19, Eulji-ro 5-gil,Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-210, S.Korea

Hahn & Company is a private equity investment firm focusing on corporate acquisitions and investments in South Korea. The firm seeks to invest in technology manufacturing, building materials, automobile components, consumer goods, transportation, logistics and new media sectors

Key Contacts

  • Scott Hahn

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Pratish Patel

    Chief Financial Officer and Partner

  • Anthony Bae

    Managing Director

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries

    Building Products, Commercial Transportation, Construction (Non-Wood), Consumer Non-Durables, Information Technology, Logistics, Media, Media and Information Services (B2B), Transportation

  • Geographical Preference

    South Korea

  • Preferred Deal Types

    Buyout/LBO, PE Growth/Expansion

  • Other Investment Preferences

    Prefers majority stake

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Hahn & Co III
Vintage: 2019

Size: $2.7B

Dry Powder: $1.1B

Details: The fund preferably focuses on commercial products, construction, consumer non- durables mainly in South Korea

Hahn & Co II
Vintage: 2015

Size: $1.2B

Dry Powder: $120M

Details: The fund focuses on commercial products, construction & manufacturing companies

Hahn & Co I
Vintage: 2011

Size: $750M

Dry Powder: $54.8M

Details: The fund focuses on commercial services, industrials and TMT sectors

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In December 2022, Hahn & Company acquired SK Microworks Solutions, a subsidiary of SKC Company, through a $1.2 billion LBO. SK microworks solutions is a leading developer and producer of next-generation optical films, high-performance materials, and color filter millbases

In July 2022, Hahn & Company and Coller Capital acquired South Korea-listed cement manufacturer Ssangyong C&E through a $1.5 billion LBO

In May 2021, Hahn & Company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire dairy products manufacturer Namyang Dairy Products Co Ltd through a $270 million LBO

In May 2020, Hana Financial Group and Hahn & Company acquired H-Line Shipping Company through a $1.45 billion LBO

In February 2020, Hahn & Co agreed to acquire SK Chemicals’ biofuel business for $322.2 million in a cash transaction

In December 2018, Hahn & Co acquired a 71% stake in SK Shipping from its parent firm SK Group for $1.32 billion

In September 2018, Hahn & Company through its portfolio company Hanon Systems acquired global Fluid Pressure & Controls business from Magna International Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately $1.23 billion

In 2018, Hahn & Company acquired 100% stake in SK Encar (K Car) from the SK Group. SK Encar is an online and Offline used car retailer in Korea

In 2017, Hahn & Co invested in SK D&D, Korea’s commercial and residential real estate developer and a top-tier developer of renewable energy such as wind and solar power generation as well as ESS (electric storage systems)

In June 2016, Hahn & Company acquired the remaining 79.2% stake in Ssangyong Cement from Taiheiyo Cement and became the sole stakeholder of the company. Earlier it owned 20.8% stake of Ssangyong cement

The other companies which feature in Hahn & Company’s investment portfolio are;

  • Fluid Pressure & Controls Group, global leader in automotive pump components and electronic cooling fan
    modules based on brushless DC motor technology. Hahn & Company made the investment in 2018
  • Daehan Slag, Korea’s largest slag powder manufacturer. Hahn & Company acquired 100% stake of the company from Posco in 2015

Other Details

Hahn & Company is focused on making corporate acquisitions and investments in South Korea. Hahn & Co. focuses on making corporate acquisitions and has  over $10.5 billion in private equity assets under management. Its portfolio companies operates across a broad range of sectors including technology manufacturing, building materials, automobile components, consumer goods, transportation & logistics as well as new media.

The firm’s latest open funds, Hahn & Co IV and Hahn & Co Core I, are buyout funds located in Seoul, South Korea.

AlpInvest Partners, Castle Private Equity, H-Line Shipping Company, Hankook Tire Worldwide, N Search Marketing, Woongjin Foods, SK Encarsales are some of the co-investors who invest alongside Hahn & Company.

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release