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3 January 2018

Affinity closes fifth Asia fund at $6bn

Affinity Equity Partners has completed a first and final close on its fifth pan-Asian fund at the hard cap of $6 billion.

3 January 2018

Affinity hauls in $6bn for fifth Asia buyout fund

The Hong Kong-based manager had a 95% re-up rate and garnered commitments from new LPs including Japan Post Bank.

17 October 2017

Affinity to buy Burger King Japan

Affinity Equity Partners, which already owns Burger King in South Korea, has assumed control of the fast food chain’s master franchise for Japan.

17 January 2017

Affinity Equity Partners is Best Private Equity House

The Asset Triple A Best Private Equity House is the house that amid the intense competition, expensive valuation and pressures to deploy has remained disciplined to strike the best deal at fair valuation and able to exit at multiples that is the envy of peers.

2 January 2017

AVCJ Awards 2016 Special Achievement: Affinity Founder and Chairman K.Y. Tang

K.Y. Tang was among the pioneers of leveraged buyouts in Asia while at UBS Capital Asia. He subsequently spun out to form Affinity Equity Partners, where the success continues

23 December 2016

AVCJ Awards 2016 Exit of the Year - Large Cap: Loen Entertainment

Vertical integration and growing interest in Korean media assets enabled Affinity Equity Partners to secure a strong return on Loen Entertainment, far quicker than anticipated

3 May 2016

Tegel Chairman praises private equity owner after solid NZX listing

Despite heightened suspicion around private equity selling off companies to the market, Tegel’s former owners left enough on the table to entice investors in, the company’s chairman says.

10 December 2014

AVCJ Awards Operational Value Add & Exit of the Year - Large Cap: Oriental Brewery

Affinity Equity Partners and KKR made Oriental Brewery the market leader in Korea’s beer industry, then exited via Asia’s largest-ever trade sale. For this and other activities, Affinity was also named Firm of the Year