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Investments

3

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

7

About JKL Partners

JKL Partners (제이케이엘파트너스) is focused on Private Equity, M&A and Financial Advisory, and Corporate Restructuring.

JKL Partners Headquarter Location

4F, City Air Tower 36, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu

Seoul, 06164,

South Korea

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Local private equity firm to inject W80b in T'way Air

Mar 17, 2021

| A promotional photo of a T'way Air's aircraft. (T'way Air) South Korea’s private equity firm JKL Partners is poised to inject 80 billion won ($70.7 million) in Korean low-cost air carrier T‘way Air in April, a filing showed Wednesday. JKL Partners was offered the opportunity to buy some 31.8 million convertible preferred shares in T’way’s capital increase, so that T’way Air can use its proceeds to pay the cost of airplane lease and maintenance. The securities offering plan to the third-party investor gained board approval Tuesday. Each preferred share is convertible to one common stock of T‘way, currently priced at 2,512 won apiece. The deal term prevents JKL from withdrawing its investment for at least a year. The deal awaits approval at the T’way shareholders meeting scheduled for March 31. The news comes a few months after T‘way managed to raise 66.8 billion won from shareholders in November. T’way is indirectly controlled by book publisher YeaRimDang Publishing. T‘way is among the nation’s cash-strapped low-cost carriers opting to increase capital through securities offerings instead of debt financing, as COVID-19 travel restrictions are dealing a blow to the aviation sector. T‘way recorded an operating loss of 174.3 billion won in 2020, up 805.9 percent on-year. JKL Partners, founded in 2001, has been dedicated to private equity investing strategies such as buyouts and growth capital. Its portfolio ranges from Lotte Non-Life Insurance to game publisher Krafton and cloud services provider Megazone Cloud. JKL became another of the local firms betting on a post-pandemic recovery in the aviation industry. Earlier this month, private equity firm JC Partners proposed to buy a controlling stake in fledgling hybrid air carrier Air Premia. By Son Ji-hyoung ( consnow@heraldcorp.com )

JKL Partners Investments

3 Investments

JKL Partners has made 3 investments. Their latest investment was in MEGAZONE as part of their Series B on December 12, 2020.

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JKL Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/3/2020

Series B

MEGAZONE

$122M

Yes

9

11/29/2018

Series B

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$99M

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10

7/27/2016

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

Date

12/3/2020

11/29/2018

7/27/2016

Round

Series B

Series B

Private Equity

Company

MEGAZONE

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Amount

$122M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

9

10

10

JKL Partners Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

JKL Partners has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Good Choice Company on August 19, 2019.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

8/19/2019

Acq - Fin

$99M

4

4/19/2013

Leveraged Buyout - II

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Date

8/19/2019

4/19/2013

Exit

Acq - Fin

Leveraged Buyout - II

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

10

JKL Partners Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

JKL Partners acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was GS ITM on December 12, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Sources

12/12/2018

$99M

Acquired Unit - Fin

1

11/30/2010

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Date

12/12/2018

11/30/2010

Investment Stage

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

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Acquired Unit - Fin

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Sources

1

10

JKL Partners Fund History

7 Fund Histories

JKL Partners has 7 funds, including JKL-QI 2013-1.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/26/2013

JKL-QI 2013-1

Diversified Private Equity

Closed

$52.56M

1

6/25/2012

JKL Growth Champ 2011-1 PEF

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$99M

10

4/10/2012

JKL 4th PEF

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$99M

10

11/17/2010

KDBC-JKL 2nd PEF

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$99M

10

10/28/2009

KDBC-JKL

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$99M

10

Closing Date

6/26/2013

6/25/2012

4/10/2012

11/17/2010

10/28/2009

Fund

JKL-QI 2013-1

JKL Growth Champ 2011-1 PEF

JKL 4th PEF

KDBC-JKL 2nd PEF

KDBC-JKL

Fund Type

Diversified Private Equity

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$52.56M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

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10

10

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JKL Partners Team

5 Team Members

JKL Partners has 5 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Jang-Geun Jung.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jang-Geun Jung

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Dae-Kwang Chae

Managing Director

Current

Min-Kyun Kang

Managing Director

Current

Eun-Sang Lee

Managing Director

Current

Dong Chul Shin

Managing Director

Current

Name

Jang-Geun Jung

Dae-Kwang Chae

Min-Kyun Kang

Eun-Sang Lee

Dong Chul Shin

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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