Lee to spearhead TPG’s return to Korea

The eldest son of Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee’s former right-hand man Lee Hak-soo will help the private equity firm return to the fiercely competitive buyout market.

Lee to spearhead TPG’s return to Korea

TPG said on Tuesday it had named Sanghoon Lee as a partner and head of South Korea as the US private equity firm plots its return to the active buyout market.

The former Samsung executive and Morgan Stanley private equity investor hasn’t officially started yet and will be based in Hong Kong. He will report to Tim Dattels the managing partner of TPG Capital Asia.

“We see Korea, in particular, as a...

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