Kim hires Korean

Carlyle''s Michael Kim adds to his Korean buyout team, hiring John Kwun from Goldman.

In evidence that Michael Kim still feels the future for Carlyle in Asia is Korea, the firm's Asia boss has hired John Il Kwun from Goldman Sachs.

Kwun headed Goldman's North Asian MA practice and Kim has been trying to hire him for quite some time. Kwun worked for Kim many years ago during Kim's own time at Goldman. Kwun is Korean, but was educated in the US at Exeter, Harvard and Wharton and has spent his whole career with Goldman. He learned the MA business in New York, and according to Kim MA runs in his blood. He has worked on deals for Hutch, SK Telecom and LG among...

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