Case Study Name

Due Diligence in South Korea

Service(s) Provided

Due Diligence

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Due Diligence in South Korea

The Challenge

A leading Hong Kong based Private Equity firm with over US$ 2 Billion under management retained EWHG to assist them in completing due diligence on a potential acquisition of a US$ 300 Million restaurant chain in Korea.

Our Solution

East West was retained as expert advisors to a Private Equity client and worked closely with a global consulting organization to complete a large due diligence exercise in both China and South Korea within a 45-day time constraint. We provided basic analytical direction specific to the restaurant industry in the Asia Pacific region to allow for reliable benchmarking with local and global competitors.

The assignment involved the following:

Interviews with top, middle and store level management
Review of financial statements and recent performance
Evaluation of store level operations and HQ infrastructure
Market survey of 1000 respondents to determine overall brand strength
Determination of proper market valuation


The client went forward with an offer that reflected a fair valuation of the target company based on current performance and future growth expectations.