1994 - East Fund Management (EFM) founded as a subsidiary of GiroCredit a leading Austrian bank, to manage listed and unlisted investments in Central and Eastern Europe.
1996 - Alliance Capital purchases a 51% stake in EFM
1996 to 1999 – EFM launches alone or in partnership a variety of Private Equity Funds such as ILAB24, Czech Direct Equity Fund, Romanian Investment Fund, EBAI
1996 to 2000 - EFM launches a variety of offshore and local Mutual Funds investing in Equity and Fixed Income Funds, and acquires advisory mandates for Central Europe.
1996 to 2000 – EFM opens offices in Romania, Czech Republic and the Baltics.
2000 – EFM wins the tender against international competition to manage the EBRD sponsored Slovak Post Privatization Fund and opens it’s Slovak Office.
2001 - Dave Williams (former CEO and Chairman of Alliance Capital) along with senior management purchases EFM. Company sells its listed equity and fixed income business and focuses on Private Equity.
2002 - Senior Management purchases 100% of EFM and its holding company and renames group to HKK Partners.
2009 – HKK launches a new Private Equity Fund, SIP Investment Partners LP, with a first closing in November 2009. The target size of the Fund is 50 mn € and the Fund is open for additional subscription until November 2011.