Investment Strategy
Our Strategy
STIC focuses on buyout and growth capital investments in various sectors and stages. Throughout its 20 years of operation, STIC has evolved its investment spectrum from growth capital investments in small-cap and mid-cap companies to buyout investments in large-cap companies.

 

STIC's investment opportunities come from companies that need capital for growth or restructuring of business portfolios. These initiatives originate from the companies’ attempts to strengthen their global competitiveness to respond to changes in lifestyle, shifts in demography, introduction of new technology, and evolution of industries.

 

STIC invests in companies that have potential for intrinsic growth. These companies often times have cooperative management teams who are willing to form partnerships with STIC team.
Value Creation (Operating Partners Group)
STIC has its own internal advisory team called Operating Partners Group (“OPG”). It is the first and the largest operating partner function among Korean private equity firms. OPG plays the core role in STIC’s value creation strategy. 

STIC’s operating partners team up with investment professionals in the beginning stages of investment process to perform full reviews of target companies. After investments are made, the operating partners develop value creation strategies to help growth of companies.

STIC’s operating partners have average experience of 30 years working for major business groups such as Samsung, LG, SK, KT, etc. They have worked in c-level positions at various entities overlooking business strategies, finance, human resources, production management, and marketing. Their industry coverage ranges from semiconductors, electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, financial services, software, IT services, and agriculture.