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KPMG

Samjong KPMG provides Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

KPMG Global Network
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. We have more than 174,000 (over 2,400 in Samjong KPMG) outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 155 countries worldwide.

History of Samjong KPMG
Samjong KPMG has realized a substantial growth over the years and been named a trusted service provider by its clients with clear understanding of the clients' issues and providing the services addressing such issues.

World-class Services: The Clear Choice
As the Korean member firm of KPMG International, Samjong KPMG declared The Clear Choice as our Vision 2020. Samjong KPMG provides one-stop services throughout the field of audit, tax, deal advisory and consulting services with its expertise and experiences in various industries.

Corporate Transparency
With a strong belief on our principle-the wellness of a firm is determined by the transparency of its management-Samjong KPMG has been transparent with its business performance. For our clients, Samjong KPMG is committing constant efforts to enhance its corporate value by continuing to develop as a ‘Clean Firm'.

www.kpmg.com/kr

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Adams Street Partners

Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners is one of the most respected and experienced private markets investment managers in the industry. With 150+ staff in nine offices - Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo - our deep industry experience and global outlook provide clients with customized access to the spectrum of private markets strategies. Adams Street is 100% employee-owned and independent, and manages over $29 billion in assets for more than 350 institutional investors, including corporate and public pensions, foundations, family offices and endowments.

www.adamsstreetpartners.com

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BDA Partners

BDA Partners is an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private placements, capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn, where we have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian corporates and financial sponsors. We have over 80 professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.

www.bdapartners.com

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PEP

PEP Funds take control positions in a select group of Australian and New Zealand companies with enterprise values in the range A$200M-A$1B. Operating company management are provided with capital and resources as necessary to deliver full potential.

Established in 1998, the firm has made 27 operating company investments and over 90 bolts-ons and joint venture acquisitions at the company level. PEP Funds have had ~A$8.4B of equity under management over time, and are currently investing PEP Fund V which is A$2.1B. Recent investments have spanned industrial, energy, food, consumer products, entertainment/media and the financial services industries, and employing over 50,000 people.

In terms of liquidity and returns PEP has been fortunate over the last 18 years to be among the best performers in the industry worldwide and recognised with a number of awards, including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Australian Private Equity Firm of the Year and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by preqin.

www.pep.com.au

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Top Tier Capital Partners

Top Tier Capital Partners is a San Francisco based registered investment adviser building customized niche-focused investment programs. With $5.3 billion under management and advisory services, Top Tier offers funds and customized solutions by investing in primary and secondary investments in venture capital and growth equity funds and co-investments in select portfolio companies.

Top Tier's value-add lies in the experience, deep networks, industry insights and superior client service accumulated over two decades in Silicon Valley. When selecting managers, Top Tier uses both quantitative and qualitative data, including their proprietary database (The Mine), which holds extensive data regarding market dynamics for potential exits. Using this balanced approach to due diligence and access, the team seeks to create diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns.

www.ttcp.com

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AAMA

The Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) is the largest pan-Asian technology association in the world, accelerating ideas and best-in-class collaboration, resulting in successful business ventures throughout the Asia-Pacific region and global economy. With a network of 10,000+ leading executives, stakeholders and investors from over 2,000 companies and chapters throughout Asia and the U.S., AAMA's roster represents a diverse and influential spectrum of technology industries, from robotics, internet, telecommunications, financial, multimedia/gaming, life sciences, healthcare, and more. AAMA's global presence includes chapters in both the U.S. and Asia, with locations in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta and Taiwan. Each chapter hosts events to promote business relationships and works closely with its U.S. headquarters to ensure members have access to global information and benefits.

www.aamasv.com

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EMPEA

EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization. As EMPEA celebrates our 10th anniversary in 2014, we have over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA's belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences and events, networking, education and general and regulatory advocacy.

www.empea.org

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ILPA

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.

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Korea Association for Chief Financial Officers

KCFO (Korea Association for Chief Financial Officers) under Financial Services Commission is a non-profit driven organization for CFOs & financial executives of Korean public companies. For the Maximization of Corporate Value with the mission of CFO Networking, Knowledge, Advocacy, and Ethical Leadership, KCFO holds Annual CFO Conference, quarterly workshops, monthly CFO Round Table seminars. Our CFO members serve small companies voluntarily with free management advisory service. We announce "The CFO of The Year", and publish quarterly journal "CFO" and corporate finance research papers. And we accredit finance professionals through CIM(Certified IFRS Manager), CFSA(Certified Financial Statements Analyst), and CTM(Certified Treasury Manager) tests in Korea.

www.cfokorea.org

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Korea Business Angels Association

KBAA was established in 2012 with the authorization from the SMBA*,
with the objective of creating employment and contributing to the national economic growth by encouraging angel investors,
establishing a network platform for angel investors and entrepreneurs, and supporting growth for startups.
* SMBA - Small and Medium Business Administration
What we do
We Provide Integrated Services for Angel Investors.
- Support cooperation & exchange of information between angel investor members
- Help introduce & improve investment policies to create a more active investment environment
- Research on domestic & foreign angel/venture investors
- Promotion of startups & early stage SMEs externally
- Operate educational & training courses
Homepage : www.kban.or.kr

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KOTRA

KOTRA
KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) was established in 1962 as a national trade promotion organization, focused on creating new export markets and encouraging trade and investment from overseas. With the vision to be a "global business platform," KOTRA continues to strengthen the global capabilities of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), attract foreign firms and investors, and build partnerships of sustainable growth with emerging countries. As of today, KOTRA has an extensive global network of 126 overseas offices in 86 countries.

Invest KOREA
Invest KOREA, the national investment promotion agency of South Korea and a member of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), was established within KOTRA to support the entry and integration of foreign businesses in Korea. Invest KOREA enables foreign corporations to maximize the benefits of Korea's investment environment by providing information and consultations regarding investment procedures, laws, taxes, and accounting, as well as assistance extending to comprehensive post-establishment services. And the Global M&A Center of KOTRA supports Korean corporates' global strategic planning, target sourcing, communication/negotiation with foreign target, pre-valuation, deal execution and PMI support for their cross-border investments.

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ABLJ

Asia Business Law Journal is a new bi-monthly magazine for in-house counsel with the responsibility for all or part of Asia. It clarifies the regulatory environments in all key Asian jurisdictions and arms its readers with the tools to seize opportunity, manage risk, implement effective legal solutions and identify the most capable external advisers. Asia Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia. subscribe@vantageasia.com / www.vantageasia.com

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THE INVESTOR

As South Korea's only English news service catering specifically to professional investors, our mission is simple: to line up our clients to the next great startup.

We also provide a weekly newsletter, DECODED X, for expat readers thirsting for behind-the-scenes info on Korea.

www.theinvestor.co.kr

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Mergermarket

Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com.

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