Marking the Largest Korean IPO since 2010
Seoul (November 17, 2014) - Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented the underwriters in Samsung SDS’ US$1.1 billion IPO and listing on the Korea Exchange, which also included an international tranche. The successful listing marks the largest Korean IPO since Samsung Life Insurance’s US$4 billion IPO in April 2010.
Samsung SDS, a member of the Samsung group, is the largest IT services provider in Korea and the second largest in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan). The listing, which was strongly anticipated and heavily oversubscribed, priced at the top of its range and attracted keen investor interest.
Paul Hastings has advised member companies of the Samsung Group on a range of capital markets and M&A related transactions over the years, including advising Samsung Display on its agreement with Samsung Corning Precision Materials (“SCP”) and Corning Incorporated to have SCP repurchase Samsung Display’s 43% interest in SCP, and advising Samsung Electronics on the US$1.4 billion sale of its hard disk drive operations to Seagate Technologies.
The Paul Hastings team was led by corporate partners Dong Chul Kim and Daniel Sae-Chin Kim, with support from partner Steven Winegar, of counsel Woojae Kim, and associates Steve Kang and Young Hwan Ryu.
Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Through a collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to client service, the professionals of Paul Hastings deliver innovative solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.