Affinity Equity Partners

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Affinity Equity Partners
Private Ownership
IndustryPrivate Equity
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
HeadquartersHong Kong
Seoul, South Korea
Sydney, Australia
Jakarta, Indonesia
Beijing, China
Key people
Founding Chairman: Tang Kok Yew
ProductsPrivate equity funds
Total assets$14 billion

Affinity Equity Partners is one of the largest dedicated Asian private equity firms and focuses on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions.

Affinity operates as a Pan-Asian firm focusing on investment opportunities in Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Greater China and Southeast Asia.

The firm is led by Kok-Yew Tang (Founding Chairman and Managing Partner), Young-Taeg Park (Chairman and Managing Partner) and Chul-Joo Lee (Managing Partner). It has over 60 employees with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, South Korea, Sydney, Australia, Jakarta, Indonesia and Beijing, China.


Affinity, founded in 2002, was originally known as UBS Capital Asia Pacific to serve as the Asian private equity arm of UBS AG. UBS Capital Asia Pacific was spun out as an independent firm in March 2004. Affinity is one of the largest independent Private Equity firms in the Asia Pacific region, and currently advises and manages approximately US$ 14 billion of funds and assets. Its latest fund, Affinity Asia Pacific Fund V of US$ 6.0 billion is one of the largest in the region.

Among Affinity's investments are or have been the following:[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Investment Track Record
  2. ^ Flynn, David (11 July 2019). "Virgin Australia set to sell off Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme?". Australian Business Traveller.