Howard Lee has joined BDA Partners as Head of BDA Seoul, responsible for leading BDA’s business in Korea.
Before joining BDA, he led the M&A division at 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, he worked at Macquarie Securities’ M&A group in Seoul.
Mr. Lee was educated at Seoul National University (BA, International Economics). He is fluent in Korean and English.
Charles Maynard, Senior Managing Director and Founding Partner of BDA, said, “We are excited for Howard to head BDA’s Korean team. Our business in Seoul has grown significantly since its inception in 2002 and we are confident that Howard is the right person to take it forward. His experience with Samsung Securities and his relationships with Korean corporates and private equity firms will strengthen BDA. We greatly look forward to him becoming an integral part of our team.”
BDA has seen Korean corporates and sponsors become increasingly active internationally. BDA’s multinational client base is keen to grow its presence in Korea’s globally competitive technology and industrial sectors.
BDA Partners (“BDA”) is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Bahrain, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at The ACG Champions Awards in 2014. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com
BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of FINRA and SIPC. BDA’s UK subsidiary is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.