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Korea Investment Forum 2014

The Korea Investment Forum 2014 aims to inform financial investors about opportunities in the Korean private equity and venture capital sector and to strengthen regional cooperation in the finance industry. You will hear Korean PE/VC updates firsthand as well as strategies for investing in the Asian market.

The program will include presentations by Korean GPs, institutional investors and representatives from Korean LPs. A panel discussion led by key industry figures will follow the presentations.

It has been 10 years since the first PE business was started in Korea, and the Korean PE sector has grown dramatically in that time. Now it is time to prepare for the next stage. For the coming decade Korean investors such as LPs, GPs and Korean companies are seeking to take part in the increasingly active business globalization. Therefore they are looking towards overseas markets for investment opportunities.

At the Korea Investment Forum 2014, we aim to update you on changes in the PE sector while our experts share their experience and insights.


  • Asset Allocation & Investment Strategy of Korean LPs
  • Korea Private Equity Market Overview & Deal Drivers
  • Regulations & Tax Updates of Korean PEF’s Foundation and Management
Hong Kong 
•Date: Jan. 21, 2014 / Tuesday
•Time: 09:30-13:30
•Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong
•Date: Jan. 22, 2014 / Wednesday
•Time: 17:00-20:30
•Venue: Shangri La Hotel, Singapore

*Singapore’s Korea Investment Forum will take place during the SuperInvestor Asia 2014 (http://www.superinvestorasia.com/).

For more details or to register for the event please contact 

Mr. Kelvin Fong and Ms. Sophie Chan at 2545 9500

or send an email to

kelvinfong@kotra.org.hk / hkdelegation1@kotra.org.hk.


Korea-Europe M&A Forum 2013

On November 6, 2013, KOTRA’s Global M&A Center, Invest KOREA and MOTIE are holding the  Korea-Europe M&A Forum, a prime event focused on the promotion of cross-border investments between Korea and Europe.

The forum will bring together private equity investors and M&A professionals from both regions. During this forum there will be opportunities to learn about Korea’s private equity industry, meet with fund managers and investors, and make connections with industry professionals.

A panel discussion by fund managers will also be featured where they will share their strategies and talk about recent issues relevant to the industry. Opportunities for more personal discussions will be provided through one on one meetings with Korean managers and investors and a networking luncheon.

(Details subject to change)

To RSVP or for more information please contact

Mr. Graeme Irwin (London)


Mr. Michael DC Choi (Seoul)

T. 822 3460 7587



2013 Korea PE/VC and M&A Forum

During  October 29-31, KOTRA’s Global M&A Center, Invest KOREA and MOTIE will be hosting the 2013 KOREA PE/VC and M&A Forum during Foreign Investment Week (FIW).

The forum will provide information on Korea’s investment and M&A environment. Here people will be able to hear the views of numerous GPs, LPs, institutional investors, private equity, venture capitalists, as well as legal and financial advisories in regards to inbound and outbound investments in Korea.

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To RSVP or for more information please contact:

Elena Jeon elenajeon@kotra.or.kr


MOTIE focused on protecting sensitive Korean industries in FTA talks with China

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The South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) recently held a meeting with Korean agricultural and fisheries in order to listen to the opinions from the industries and introduce the government’s response polities regarding the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) that is currently being negotiated between China and Korea.

To read the full article, please click here.


Korea to reach goal of 70% Employment Rate

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The Deputy Director of the Policy Studies Branch at the Economics Department of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Jean-Luc Schneider, has announced that the South Korean government will reach its goal of a 70 percent employment rate in five years.

Additionally, in his report, he noted certain tools utilized by other OECD countries proven to increase the employment rate including public child care and part-time jobs.


To read the full article, please click here.

Korean government to grant foreigners with intellectual property rights start-up visas

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The Enforcement Decree of the Immigration Control Act has been revised to grant start-up visas to foreign talents to facilitate foreign investment to Korea.

The Act grants foreigners who have a bachelor’s degree, intellectual property rights and are willing to start a business, start-up visas.

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) plans to receive feedback on the Act through their website at www.moj.go.kr and will submit the revised Act to the National Assembly.

To read the full article, please click here.

Korean Government’s new measures to attract investment

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The Korean government has introduced a series of investment facilitation measures, including SME support and deregulation, in order to attract investment to overcome uncertainties during the second quarter of 2013.

One such measure includes allowing u-turn companies, Korean companies that have decided to withdraw from overseas markets and relocate to Korea, to move into Free Economic Zones (FEZs).

To read the full article, please click here.

Korea-Japan Energy Conservation Ecoplaza

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Last week, KOTRA held the third annual Korea-Japan Energy Conservation Ecoplaza in Osaka, Japan, in order to support Korean small- and medium-sized solar companies to enter the Japanese market.

Japan is one of the fastest-growing solar power markets in the world and around 30 Korean companies attended the event.

To read the full article, please click here.

Korea Exports and Imports expected to increase in the second half of 2013

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A report by the Institute for International Trade (IIT) of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) forecasts Korean exports and imports to rise in the second half of the year, increasing respectively by 6.7 percent and 8.5 percent year-on-year at USD 291.3 billion and USD 277.2 billion.

For the full article, please visit Invest KOREA’s homepage at http://goo.gl/IgJPV



U.S. and Korea to discuss cooperative measures for enhanced implementation of the FTA

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Representatives from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korea Trade Commission, among others will participate in a meeting discussing FTA implementation with officials from the United States in Washington, D.C. tomorrow.

For the full article, please visit Invest KOREA’s homepage at http://goo.gl/wN5dL