CDIB Capital International (“CDIB Capital”) invests in compelling growth oriented companies seeking to capitalize on cross market opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. Our industry expertise, extensive local knowledge and regional footprint enable us to collaborate with our portfolio partners to boost enterprise value and gain cross fertilization between China and closely linked economies.
CDIB Capital was established in 2006, as the private equity arm of China Development Financial (“CDF” or the “Group”) with the objective to deploy and diversify the Group’s proprietary capital outside of Taiwan, laying the foundation for a premier regional private equity asset management business.
CDF is one of the largest and most established merchant banking groups in Greater China and Taiwan’s first and leading direct investment firm with over 50 years of investing experience in the region. CDIB Capital has access to the breadth and strength of CDF’s platform which offers a number of advantages including significant proprietary deal-sourcing, deep industry expertise, extensive network (e.g., customer introductions, access to proven management talent, etc.) and capital market capabilities, which are typically not available to stand-alone private equity managers.
Over the past decade, CDIB Capital has refined CDF’s China investment concepts and developed its “China Plus” strategy. The approach focuses to invest in growth oriented business, provide them with strategic expertise to enable cross-fertilization between China and closely linked economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, we opportunistically pursue special situations and have the ability to support third party investment platforms, with an emphasis on strategies and geographies that complement our core competencies.
Since then, CDIB Capital has broadened its investment aptitude managing proprietary capital and third party capital, from a wide range of sources including high-net-worth individuals, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, funds of private equity funds, insurance companies and banking institutions located around the world. CDIB Capital operates independently and manages approximately $1.2 billion in proprietary and third party capital.
CDIB Capital has local presence in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and New York.
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China Development Financial ("CDF") traces its origins back to 1959, with the establishment of the China Development Corporation under the auspices of the World Bank in cooperation with the ROC government.
The institution joined both public and private resources and established Taiwan’s first private chartered financial institution, specialized in direct investment and provided financing to institutions and corporations. In 1984, CDF diversified its operations and developed its corporate and investment banking arm. The new groups enabled operations to expand incorporating additional activity such as wealth management, alternative asset management, corporate lending, leveraged financing, leasing, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions advisory and securities underwriting.
CDF had pioneered venture capital, private equity and investment banking in Taiwan and had deployed more than US$2 billion of proprietary capital in over 300 portfolio companies across the region. For over five decades, CDF has remained a dominant leader in Taiwan.