10 05 2016

Affinity Equity Partners in its acquisition of Burger King KoreaAffinity Equity Partners in its acquisition of Burger King Korea

Throughout the transaction, BKL successfully represented Affinity Equity Partners based on its wealth of transactional experience and dedicated legal service in all aspects of the transaction, including deal structuring, legal due diligence, negotiations and drafting of the definitive agreements, regulatory filings, as well as negotiations and drafting of global master franchise agreement.


Because this deal involved multiple parties, variety of issues manifested in the course of this transaction including corporate, antitrust and intellectual property issues, among others. BKL effectively dealt with each issue, resulting in a successful closing of the deal to the satisfaction of both parties. Convenient Food Network Co., Ltd., a Korean SPC of Affinity Equity Partners, one of Asia’s most successful private equity firms, acquired a 100% stake in BKR Co., Ltd., an exclusive franchisee company for operating Burger King restaurants throughout South Korea, from VIG partners. This transaction was unique in that it involved concurrent negotiations with the global franchisor of the Burger King brand, BK Asiapac, Pte. Ltd., in order for BKR to continue its global franchisee business in Korea. In addition, this transaction involved complicated M&A mechanisms such as Warranty and Indemnity Insurance Policy purchased by the buyer.  The BKL team was lead by partners Sung Jo YUN and Mok Hong Kim. Involved fees earner: Sung Jo Yun - Bae, Kim & Lee LLC; Mok Hong Kim - Bae, Kim & Lee LLC;

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