The founder partner at South Korea’s largest private equity firm has managed more than US$10 billion in capital in Asia, including China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. There are eight partners at the firm, including founder and Chairman Kim Byung-jun.
Kung led the buyout of Taiwan’s largest cable-television operator China Network Systems in July 2015 and then sold it to a consortium led by Far EasTone Telecommunications and Morgan Stanley for US$2.3 billion. He also invested in Chinese waste-to-energy business GSE Investment, later selling control to state-owned Beijing Enterprises Holdings for a profit in December 2014.
By Lee Ji-yoon (email@example.com)