NFP and Hana FI seal partnership

New York-based investor Noble Four Partners has formed a partnership with Hana FI, a South Korean financial institution. NFP will target industrial and manufacturing control investments in North American and European industrial sectors that have South Korean and pan-Asian growth potential while Hana FI will provide acquisition financing. No financial terms were disclosed.


NEW YORK and SEOUL, October 30, 2017 – Noble Four Partners (NFP), an established investor and operator based in New York, today announced a partnership with Hana Financial Investment Company Co., Ltd (Hana FI), the investment banking, capital markets, acquisition financing and institutional investor relationship operating group within Hana Financial Group, Inc. based in Seoul, South Korea.

NFP will identify industrial and manufacturing control investments in North American and European industrial sectors that have South Korean and Pan-Asian growth potential. Hana FI will provide acquisition financing and assist in organizing South Korean based institutional capital. Strategic investors, with relevant industry experience, are expected to contribute additional capital and lend technical, manufacturing, and Asia specific market assistance.

NFP expects to build sector-orientated platforms over several years with a focus on creating long-term value through partnering with exceptional management teams.

“Hana FI is a leading South Korean financial institution with global capability to provide capital and financing and we recognize that this relationship is a crucial step in further expanding our financing capabilities and investor relationships. NFP has extensively worked with Korean investors and operators on cross-border transactions and we are now directly partnering with them in the pursuit of outbound investment and growth opportunities across North America,” said Stephen Merchant, Co-Managing Partner of NFP.

“Partnering with Hana FI presents a distinct advantage in the competitive North American buyout marketplace. South Korean institutional and strategic capital demand for opportunities, from both a debt and equity perspective, is deep and significant”, added Mark Tomassini, Co-Managing Partner of NFP. “We anticipate robust growth in South Korean foreign direct investment and in-bound control North American investments,” stated Tomassini.

NFP is actively involved in evaluating investment opportunities under this partnership framework.

About Hana FI.
Hana Financial Investment Company Limited provides a wide range of financial services. The Company offers brokerage, securities dealing, underwriting, mutual funds, and online trading services. Hana Financial Investment serves customers in South Korea and Asia.

About Noble Four Partners.
Noble Four is a group of investment and operational professionals that identifies critical changes in sector business models with the potential to create significant value. Noble Four has offices in New York and Chicago and participates as a general partner for institutional, strategic, and individual investors. For more information, visit