IMM Private Equity, Inc.

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Value

Our founders established a culture based on teamwork, integrity and social responsibility; these core values remain embedded in every aspect of the firm

WHAT WE DO INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

4S

  • Stable Profitability

    Achieve differentiated investment returns based on strong investment fundamentals and operational improvements

  • Steadfast Relationship

    Build long-term trust with our investors, portfolio companies and counterparties

  • Social Responsibility

    Seek mutually beneficial results for all interested parties by adhering to socially responsible investment goals

  • Sound Professionalism

    Pursue transparent governance structures for our investments

Management
Philosophy

3C

IMM Private Equity’s core team came together almost 20 years ago during the early period of the Korean private equity industry.

The stability of our team and our continuous drive to become better at our profession is rooted in our Management Philosophy which can be summarized into the 3Cs.

First is “Confidence”. We seek to have confidence in our team members. We also want our investors have confidence that everyone at IMM Private Equity will strive to make prudent investment decisions.

Second is “Communication”. We strongly believe communication helps foster stronger teamwork which can, in turn, lead to the most vetted investment and operational decisions.

Third is “Challenge”. Being based in Korea, where the market is dynamic and active, we continuously challenge ourselves to expand our knowledge, experience and insights.

We hope this Management Philosophy will enable IMM Private Equity to serve our investors and lead our portfolio companies for many years to come.

Thank you.

I.J. Song, Founder & CEO

STRATEGY

We adhere to a three-pronged investment strategy: (i) proprietary deal sourcing, (ii) focus on mid-to-large cap companies, and (iii) active management of portfolio companies

  • PROPRIETARY DEAL SOURCING
    • Continuously developing our long-term network with Korean chaebol conglomerates and mid-cap company founders
    • Secure attractive entry valuations by being disciplined in competitive bidding processes
    • Tailor deal structures to meet our stakeholders’ needs
  • FOCUS ON MID-TO-LARGE CAP COMPANIES
    • Focus on both buyout and growth capital investments
    • Mid-to-large cap companies are defined as companies with enterprise value in the range of USD 100mm - USD 1bn
    • Create opportunities for our investors through co-investments in attractive transactions
  • ACTIVE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    • Primary focus on revenue and profit growth
    • Utilize accumulated knowledge and know-how from past investments to help Korean companies become more productive, efficient and competitive

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (“ESG”)

ENVIRONMENTAL,
SOCIAL,
AND GOVERNANCE (“ESG”)

  • ⅠPurpose
    • Responsible and sustainable investing extends beyond the limits of quantitative and traditional fundamental analysis
    • ESG factors expose potential investment risks, and provide an indication of management excellence as well as leadership
    • Incorporate these factors into our investment and company engagement processes whilst consistently maintaining our fiduciary duty, and actively communicate our progress to develop best practices within the investment community
  • II ESG Integration
    • Always serving our investors’ goals and strictly adhering to our fiduciary duty as a fund manager
    • Consistent integration, implementation and management of ESG factors to both IMM organization as well as all our investments
  • III ESG Implementation
    • Board Participation-Responsible for addressing ESG factors at the board level and encourage senior management at the portfolio companies to establish action plans to incorporate ESG implementation
    • Investment Screening (ESG checklist)-Prohibit investment or involvement in any harmful or exploitative activities
    • Investment Committee’s approval-Consider potential ESG risks that may arise from the target and the Investment Committee’s approval of ESG standards is required before making a final investment decision
    • Monitoring-Regular monitoring of portfolio companies’ ESG activities to ensure awareness of the importance of ESG
  • IV Diversity and Inclusion
    • Committed support equal opportunity for all genders and race
    • Diversity of backgrounds to contribute to providing better insight and value
    • Ensure that every member of the team feels valued, safe, respected and empowered so that all professionals in the IMM team can benefit from a rich diversity of experiences
  • V Goals
    • Continue to develop ESG Guidelines through financial analysis of portfolio companies’ profitability from ESG activities and non-financial analysis that reflect the company's sustainable value
    • Ongoing commitment to be responsible as a firm, and maintain a diverse workforce with an active approach to philanthropy

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