ICG, the global alternative asset manager, today announced that its Asia-Pacific Corporate team has completed its investment in Big Mama Seafood (the “company”), a premium seasoning and condiment manufacturer located in Tong Yeong, South Korea.
Big Mama Seafood is best known for its seafood-based broth, Dashi, sold in tablet and tea packet forms, and is the dominant player in the Korean B2C raw broth and seasoning market, which now accounts for KRW1.1trn. Located in a well-known fishery region in the Southern coast of Korea with access to an ample supply of fresh and high-quality raw materials, Big Mama Seafood serves both own brands and OEM clients, leveraging its long-standing expertise in sourcing and processing fresh seafood ingredients.
ICG will work in partnership with the company’s founding team to drive its next phase of growth, in terms of both geographic expansion and enhanced organisational capacity. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
ICG’s Asia-Pacific Corporate team seeks locally sourced, directly originated, and privately negotiated investments in Asia Pacific middle market companies.
Wooseok Jun, Head of Asia-Pacific Corporate at ICG, commented:
Jung Won Joo, Big Mama Seafood, added:
“We are excited to partner with ICG as we look to accelerate our growth. I am proud of all the team has achieved to date and, with ICG’s support, intend to further strengthen our key functions, implement new product development processes, and expand our geographic footprint.”
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