BDA Partners is pleased to announce that its client, N Kid Corporation (“N Kid”), has successfully raised US$36.2m in new capital from Crescent Point Group (“CPG”). The transaction marks the second BDA capital raise for N Kid. CPG will hold a significant minority stake in N Kid following the transaction.
Founded in 2009, N Kid is the leading integrated children’s lifestyle platform in Vietnam. It is a market pioneer in delivering a fun, safe, and healthy environment in best-in-class family entertainment centers. N Kid is also a leader in the distribution and retail of branded toys and mom & baby products. The company currently operates 26 family entertainment centers under the brand names tiNiWorld, a toy and mom & baby products distribution business under PNC Toys, as well as 24 Toyland and Babyland retail outlets across Vietnam. With its world class management team, distinctive brand concepts and favorable country demographics, N Kid has experienced tremendous growth since inception. N Kid has developed its brands into household names among young families in Vietnam.
BDA Partners was the exclusive financial advisor to N Kid on the transaction.
Paul DiGiacomo, Senior Managing Director, BDA Partners said, “We are pleased to have advised N Kid again on its capital raise in two years. We are very proud to have helped achieve such a positive outcome for the founders and shareholders, and to secure capital for N Kid to continue its impressive growth.”
Paul DiGiacomo, Partner and Senior Managing Director
Karen Cheung, Managing Director
Derek Tse, Analyst
Anvy Bui, Analyst
About N Kid Corporation
N Kid is the leading integrated children’s lifestyle platform in Vietnam, with operations spanning across the attractions, distribution and retail segment. Founded in 2009, the company now operates family entertainment centers for children and teenagers, and distribution networks and retail stores for toys and mom & baby products. It also develops children-related digital content for its own tiNi brand and manages licensed third-party content. The company is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. www.nkidcorp.com
About Crescent Point Group
CPG is a Singapore-based private equity and special situations investment firm. The firm seeks to invest in public and private companies engaged in consumer-focused sectors and located in China and Southeast Asia regions. It has invested over USD 1bn across its target geographic markets. It also provides special situation investments across various sectors. CPG was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Singapore with additional offices in Shanghai, Jakarta and Manila. www.cgcm.com
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