Partner, Head of Seoul
Howard Lee is a Partner in BDA’s Seoul office. He joined BDA in 2015 as head of the BDA Seoul office. Before joining BDA, he led the M&A division of Samsung Securities, Korea’s leading domestic investment banking firm, for four years.
He was responsible for sourcing and executing domestic and cross-border M&A transactions for Korean corporates, private equity firms, and Government-related companies. His clients include several Samsung Group entities, Affinity, Carlyle, CVC, Goldman Sachs, Hyundai, Kolon, Korea Telecom, KTB, LG, Lotte, MBK, POSCO, SK, Standard Chartered and Visteon. Between 2004 and 2011, Mr. Lee worked as an Associate Director at Macquarie Securities’ M&A group in Seoul. Mr. Lee holds a BA, International Economics from Seoul National University. He is fluent in Korean and English.
Acquired NEC Energy Solutions from NEC Corporation
Divested Hyosung Capital to ST Leaders Private Equity
Acquired EMC Holdings from Affirma Capital
Divested Young Toys to MiraeN Group
Divested a 70% stake to Affirma/SCPE
Divested 80% stake to JKL Partners
Divested Model Solution to Hankook Tire
Divested VNPT ePay to UTC Investment
Divested Kolon Water & Energy to SCPE
Divested Doosan E&C HRSG to GE Power