SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Private equity firms Affinity Equity Partners, Carlyle Group and two Chinese companies are among those expressing interest in a controlling stake in water purifier firm Coway Co Ltd, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Thursday.
South Korea's CJ Group, a food-to-entertainment conglomerate, also formally expressed interest in the stake, the paper reported, citing unnamed investment banking sources.
A spokesman for MBK Partners declined comment. A spokeswoman for Carlyle could not be immediately reached.
Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates