TStone Corp is a private equity fund management firm that focuses on middle market buyout investments in South Korea. The firm, established in 2001, has built a track record of successful direct investments through a disciplined, value-oriented and hands-on investment approach. Our mission is to make investments that create substantial value. TStone distinguishes itself as a unique principal investor through the following characteristics:
Experienced Investment Team: TStone's team is comprised of professionals with previous experience in investment banking, management consulting and the technology sector at leading global institutions. A small and focused team, TStone's professionals combine overseas training with local experience in order to successfully identify and analyze attractive investment opportunities, construct customized deal structures and actively build value of portfolio companies for shareholders.
Strong Local Relationship Network: TStone sources proprietary transactions through its extensive relationships with Korean business owners and corporations resulting from years of experience working in Korea.
Deal Execution Expertise: TStone has accumulated comprehensive knowledge of Korean and cross-border transactions to design and implement creative deal structures that conform to complex financial and legal requirements.
Proactive Management: TStone emphasizes hands-on management of the companies in the investment portfolio. We work together with management to constantly seek to enhance value of portfolio companies by formulating optimal business strategies, increasing operational performance, improving corporate governance and establishing access to international resources.
Value Creation: All of TStone's principal investments to date have realized positive returns in multiples of the original investment amount.
TStone Corp is the General Partner of the Digital Convergence Buyout Fund, a KRW100 billion private equity buyout fund dedicated to control buyouts in digital contents and related infrastructure, and TStone Fund II, a KRW120 billion private equity buyout fund focused on middle market transactions.