David Yoo has joined Seoul-based SF Investment as a managing director and head of the Americas. He previously was with EarlyBirdCapital as vice president of I-banking.
SF Investment, a private investment firm based out of Seoul, Korea and affiliate of SoftForum (KOSDAQ: 054920), announced today that David Yoo has joined the firm as managing director and head of the Americas.
SF Investment has been making a number of moves to implement a growth strategy as it positions itself to expand its investment, finance and advisory operations in emerging growth markets and to diversify its sources of capital.
Mr. Yoo will report directly to Sang-Chul Kim, Chairman of SF Investment. Mr. Yoo brings extensive experience in the U.S. capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and SPACs and is expected to spearhead the company’s global finance operations, including publicly-filed Korea Milestone Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: KMAC). One of Mr. Yoo’s first projects will be to consummate ongoing efforts to raise $100 million for the acquisition of an operating company in Korea. Under this directive, Mr. Yoo will initially focus on investment opportunities in East Asia, particularly Korea, China and Japan and the US.
Mr. Yoo comes from EarlyBirdCapital where he was most recently a vice president of investment banking focusing on corporate finance opportunities. Mr. Yoo earned an MBA in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Commenting on the addition of Mr. Yoo, Mr. Kim said, “David brings extraordinary acumen, experience and strategic insight into the U.S. capital markets, especially in the area of Asian investments. We look forward to his added vision and leadership and firmly believe he will serve a vital role not only as a key investment principal but also as a valuable liaison between our investments in Asia and the U.S.”
SF Investment under the leadership of Chairman Sang-Chul Kim, has recently emerged as a key player in the Korean M&A market completing over 15 successful investments. SF Investment acquires attractive companies facing growth obstacles and subsequently maximizes corporate value through innovation, financial restructuring and sector expertise.
About SF Investment Co., Ltd.
SF Investment is a comprehensive investment and financial company with expertise in mergers & acquisitions, public and private equity, financial advisory, reverse mergers and global finance. For more information about SF Investment, please visit www.sfinvest.co.kr