American private equity giant, KKR has announced it is selling its 100% stakes in KCF Technologies.
KKR said in a statement that it is selling the company to SK Group affiliate SKC for $1 billion.
KCFT is a producer of copper foils and flexible copper clad laminates predominantly used in li-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications.
The Company – which is one of the latest examples of a complex corporate carve-out by KKR – saw its capacity double during KKR’s investment period through the construction of new factories in addition to expanding overseas into new markets. KKR further assisted KCFT and its management team in setting up all core functions to operate as an independent company, securing long-term supply contracts, and making key senior appointments.
Chung Ho Park and Hyoung Seok Lim, Managing Directors at KKR Korea, said,
“We are proud to have worked with the management team and employees of KCFT to meaningfully grow the business and solidify the Company’s technological leadership over the past several years. We believe a partnership between the Company and SKC further positions KCFT for even greater success in the future.”
KKR made its investment in KCFT from its Asian Fund III.
The transaction is subject to customary regulatory consents and approvals. Further details of the transaction are not disclosed.