Investment Marks Platinum
Equity’s First Asian Headquartered Acquisition as Firm’s
Operations in the Region Continue to Grow
LOS ANGELES (April
27, 2015) – Platinum Equity today announced it has acquired Chinese
manufacturer Ying Shing Enterprises Limited (“Ying Shing”) from the company’s
founder and President Jian Ying Chen.
Mr. Chen will retain a minority stake and stay on to continue leading
Ying Shing is a
fully vertically integrated manufacturing solutions provider for customized
precision-engineered plastic injection molded and metal stamping components.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Platinum Equity is a
global private equity firm currently investing from a $3.75 billion buyout fund
focused on acquiring businesses that can benefit from the firm’s operational
Platinum Equity has long had a
presence in Asia through the operations of its portfolio companies, with total
employment today now exceeding 20,000 people across multiple portfolio
companies in a range of different industries.
The acquisition of Ying Shing marks the firm’s first acquisition of a
business headquartered in Asia.
“This is an
important milestone for our firm and a natural step in the growth of our
business,” said Platinum Equity Chairman and CEO Tom Gores. “Today we are managing a truly global
enterprise, with portfolio company operations on six continents, an expanded
capital base, and the ability to source deals and transact anywhere in the
Jacob Kotzubei, the
partner in Platinum Equity’s Los Angeles headquarters who leads the team that
pursued the acquisition of Ying Shing, said he is excited about the prospects
for the business and to continue working with Mr. Chen.
“Ying Shing is a well-established
manufacturer that has enjoyed great success under the leadership of Mr. Chen,” said
Mr. Kotzubei. “We look forward to working with Mr.
Chen and his management team to help expand the company’s capabilities and
customer base globally.”
Founded in 1997 and
headquartered in Hong Kong, Ying Shing operates three manufacturing facilities
in China, with two in Zhuhai and one in Suzhou.
Ying Shing’s customers serve a broad range of end markets, including
mobile, gaming and digital media, telecom and networking, automotive and
industrial, medical and other industries.
investment is exciting news for our company.
We now have greater financial support and additional strategic and
operational resources to help us grow,” said Mr. Chen. “Platinum Equity has a lot of experience as
business operators in Asia and globally and their expertise can help us
maximize the potential of our company.”
Kotzubei said Platinum Equity’s
M&A and operations teams will begin immediately working with Mr. Chen and
Ying Shing’s executive management team to support the company’s growth.
“Ying Shing is a great platform
investment and we will pursue opportunities to expand the business both
organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions,” said Mr. Kotzubei.
About Platinum Equity
Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $6 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of more than 30 operating companies that serve customers around the world. In 2014, Platinum Equity portfolio companies generated more than $17 billion in revenue. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions and operations – a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O® – acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, metals services, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications and other industries. Over the past 20 years Platinum Equity has completed more than 150 acquisitions. For more information, visit Platinum Equity’s website: www.platinumequity.com