Since 1955 – long before the boom in private equity and venture capital in Asia – KHI has invested in growing businesses and industries. KHI has built a strong track record and gained valuable experience in identifying, developing and exiting direct investments.
The Group has invested in start-up ventures and mature companies, traditional and technology businesses. Regardless of location, size or sector, direct investments are made on the basis of sound financials, potential for growth, viable products and services, and proven management capability.
Investments to date include a prestigious hotel/office tower/shopping centre in Beijing China.
KHI actively participates in the structuring and financing of complex investment transactions. Past transactions included convertible loans with options to acquire equity interest in hotels in the U.K. and the U.S.A., and mezzanine loans to finance the management buy-out and privatisation of listed companies.
KHI views each investment in a portfolio company as a long-term partnership. The Group’s skilled management team is experienced in providing companies with the financial and operational know-how they need to grow into competitive businesses. KHI’s management takes a hands-on role in areas where it can add value, and a passive role in areas outside the Group’s core strengths.