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Thursday, September 05 2019 - 21:21
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South Korea's Hanwha Investment & Securities Invests In Singapore Private Markets Platform CapBridge To Jointly Grow Private Market Ecosystem
SINGAPORE, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-Strategic partnership will help companies and investors in South Korea connect 
to global private markets opportunities 
-South Korean companies can work with Hanwha and CapBridge for private capital 
raising, as well as list on 1exchange - Singapore's only regulated private 
securities exchange 
-The private equity market in South Korea is the third largest in Asia with 
returns significantly outstripping the public market

Singapore global private markets platform CapBridge Group today announced that 
it has brought onboard Hanwha Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha") as 
an investor and strategic partner. Hanwha will invest US$4m for a stake and 
partner CapBridge in further promoting the growth of the private markets 
ecosystem in South Korea and Southeast Asia.

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20190905/2570872-1 
(L: Kwon Hee-baek, CEO of Hanwha Investment & Securities, R: Johnson Chen, 
founder and CEO of CapBridge, at the partnership agreement signing ceremony in 
Seoul, South Korea)

Part of the South Korean multi-profile business conglomerate, Hanwha Group, 
Hanwha is a leading provider of comprehensive asset management services, 
including brokerage and acquisition of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.

Johnson Chen, founder and CEO of CapBridge, said, "We are pleased to welcome 
Hanwha as our shareholder and strategic partner. We look forward to further 
building out the private markets ecosystem and offering more private markets 
opportunities to companies and investors in South Korea. Together with Hanwha, 
we will also work on developing more innovative financial services and products 
for the global private markets."

Kwon Hee-baek, CEO of Hanwha Investment & Securities, said, "With this 
partnership, we will actively collaborate with CapBridge and the private 
securities platform 1exchange, to introduce private markets opportunities to 
our customers across the region. Through this partnership, we are expanding our 
global digital business and look forward to extending our footprint further in 
South Korea as well as the growing Southeast Asia private markets."

Through this partnership, pre-IPO, family-owned businesses, and growth stage 
companies in South Korea and Asia can work with Hanwha and the CapBridge 
private markets platform to match with international investors.

CapBridge and Singapore's first and only regulated private securities exchange 
1exchange ("1X") together form a holistic global private markets ecosystem, 
with Singapore Exchange is a shareholder and strategic partner. CapBridge 
offers companies intelligent and integrated solutions to access private markets 
for capital, as well as a liquidity pathway via a private listing on 1X. With a 
private listing, companies and owners have the benefit of liquidity while 
remaining private for optimal control and flexibility.

Investors seeking higher-than-average returns from private equity will also be 
able to access such opportunities via the CapBridge private markets platform.

According to a McKinsey & Co report, the private equity market in South Korea 
is the third largest in Asia and poised for more growth[1]. Global and local 
acquisitions and private capital committed have been steadily increasing, and 
returns from private equity have significantly outstripped the public market.

Investors interested to participate in private equity capital raising campaigns 
by global growth companies can access such opportunities on CapBridge 
(www.capbridge.sg), where institutional investors lead deals with individual 
co-investors jointly investing on the same terms. Individual investors can also 
gain access to private equity via the innovative Preferred Access route, from 
as low as S$5,000 - enabling individuals to commit smaller investment amounts 
across multiple deals as a way to diversify portfolios.

[1] The Continued Rise of South Korean Private Equity, July 2018 
[https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/private-equity-and-principal-investors/our-
insights/the-continued-rise-of-south-korean-private-equity]

For media queries on CapBridge and 1X, please contact media@capbridge.sg 

For companies and investor queries, please visit www.capbridge.sg, or email 
contact@capbridge.sg 

About CapBridge

CapBridge operates a global investment syndication platform for private 
opportunities. The CapBridge co-investment syndication platform serves 
mid-to-late stage growth companies and the funds that focus on them. Our 
co-investment model is built with investors in mind. We first bring 
opportunities to lead investors, who leverage their specific industry knowledge 
to conduct due diligence, negotiate value adding investment structures, and 
manage their portfolio positions to the desired exit.

We then open up the same opportunities to co-investors as they leverage on the 
lead investors' expertise in specific industry fields and diligence work. 
Co-investors sign with the same terms as the lead investors and realize better 
risk-adjusted returns and a more likely exit. Companies benefit from working 
with lead investors who understand their sector well and can directly 
value-add, as well as broadening the shareholder base with co-investors who can 
add network connectivity and assist towards a more successful listing further 
down the road.

The co-investment process is conducted electronically on our intelligent 
platform, which works ceaselessly to match deals with investors and facilitate 
the deal process.

CapBridge has a Capital Markets Services License and is regulated by the 
Monetary Authority of Singapore. Singapore Exchange (SGX) is a strategic 
partner and shareholder. For more information on the CapBridge co-investment 
platform, visit www.capbridge.sg 

About 1exchange

CapBridge's associate entity 1exchange ("1X") is a regulated private securities 
exchange that provides investors with a unique trading platform to buy and sell 
private securities in a regulated, centralized and transparent manner. 1X has a 
Recognised Market Operator License and is regulated by the Monetary Authority 
of Singapore, with SGX as a strategic partner and shareholder. For more 
information on 1X, visit www.1x.exchange.

About Hanwha Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.

Established in 1962, Hanwha Investment & Securities provides comprehensive 
asset management services, including brokerage and acquisition of stocks, 
bonds, and derivatives, as well as sales and asset management services for 
various financial products. With our differentiated systems and high-quality 
talent, we have successfully established ourselves as a reliable asset 
management partner. Our financial products and customer-oriented services are 
offered domestically and overseas.

Hanwha Investment & Securities continues to develop its digital financial 
platform so it can provide differentiated products and services that can 
respond to digital transformations and trends. Our business motto is "To grow 
together", with our clients, shareholders, and employees with sustainable 
products that yield sustainable profits. As a trusted and financially stable 
company with expertise in a range of industries, we are confident we can build 
a happier future for our customers.

For more information visit www.hanwhawm.com

SOURCE CapBridge

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   Caption: L: Kwon Hee-baek, CEO of Hanwha Investment & Securities, R: Johnson 
Chen, founder and CEO of CapBridge, at the partnership agreement signing 
ceremony in Seoul, South Korea

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