Broad Oak acts as a “financial bridge” for its clients to international sources of capital. We align ourselves with the business interests of key decision-makers with whom we build long-term relationships. Our clients and investors include entrepreneurs, corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals internationally.
Our areas of expertise include energy, food & beverage (including the company's Smiling Roof craft beer subsidiary in Korea), retail, location-based entertainment, financial services, public-private urban and rural economic development, new media, information technologies, military defense technologies; industrial, medical, and retail hemp-based products and technologies, virtual reality; blockchain data security, privacy, and virtual currencies.
Deal sizes range from US$5 to US$250 million. Principals of the firm moved its U.S. headquarters from New York City to Denver in 2021. Denver is our North American and Seoul is our Asian headquarters.
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Principal partners and advisors of Broad Oak have decades of experience involving billions of dollars of transactions at investment banking firms on Wall Street in New York City, international diplomacy, and a range of operating entities in the U.S. and Asia.
Regarding social responsibility, our "Brew & Renew” strategy helps towns and cities in Asia build craft breweries that attract entrepreneurs and stimulate development of low carbon footprint tourism-based economies in harmony with the Paris Climate Agreement. Our Smiling Roof craft beer subsidiary runs a brewing school, we are developing a hiking and biking trail system, and since 2019 we sponsor hip hop and K-pop music and dance competitions in and around Taebaek City, a former coal mining town in the mountains east of Seoul. Broad Oak also adheres to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
We provide our clients with highly customized, expert financial and business advisory services. Our principals get personally involved in assembling and leading working groups tailored to meet each client's specific needs. We know that business success involves a multitude of factors including a high level of service, attention to detail, thoughtful presentation, competitive pricing, effective marketing, creative financial engineering, follow-up service, and, very importantly, intense focus on client goals and objectives. We structure our services and compensation so that we succeed when our clients succeed.