Highland Capital Management Korea Limited, an investment company focused on private equity for middle markets in the healthcare industry, is seeking to grow its $147 million investment in the U.S. market. The firm that is financially backed up by its founder, South Korea’s National Pension Service, which has more than $400 billion in investments only. Highland Capital Management has particular strategies and objectives that work for its portfolios in the healthcare industry that cut across Korea, China and the U.S. Visit highland.com to know more.
Under the direction of Stonebridge Capital, HCM has managed to embrace both the Asian and North American healthcare industries. As a result, this investment company was able to realize up to $1.5 billion worth of investments by the end of May 2017.
The current managing director, Matt Jameson, points out that even though Highlands Capital Management has had great success in the North American industry, there are a number of acute factors that keep on disrupting the trends of growth. Nonetheless, he also reiterates that the initiative by the U.S. government to provide health insurance to most, if not all, citizens has helped a great deal in stabilizing the waters for the healthcare middle market.
Since Highland Capital is enjoying a good profit margin, they feel it is time that they diversify their client base. As a result, they have come up with a value-based structure that will inform their investment strategy and objectives. The structure qualifies a lead based on long-only funds, collateralized loan obligations, credit hedge funds and special situation private equity. HCM is also looking for potential in other emerging markets, the natural resource industry and in long- and short-term equities.
Highland Capital Management has offices in New York, Seoul and Sao Paolo, but its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. These varied locations have enabled the company to develop an interesting corporate social responsibility platform, which focuses on advisory board involvement, volunteerism and other monetary donations. The HCM board of executives is also hoping to carry out more investment portfolios on governments, foundations, high net-worth persons, financial institutions and endowments.
As of Feb. 2017, the Market Watch reported that Highland Capital Management had almost tripled the profits of S&P 500 for 2016. This was attributed to the credit competency held by the lucrative investments and partnerships HCM had made in 2016 only. Interestingly, most Master Limited Partnerships offered high, single-digit or low, double-digit yields. In return, this has grown the cash flow of HCM in the industries has currently invested in. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.