KakaoBank Debuts in US$2.2 Billion IPO and Listing on the Korea Exchange
Seoul – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it has advised KakaoBank Corp. on its US$2.2 billion IPO on the Korea Exchange. Credit Suisse and KB Investment & Securities acted as the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, with Citigroup acting as a joint bookrunner.
KakaoBank, the leading mobile-only bank and fintech platform in Korea, is a member company of the Kakao Group, Korea’s leading internet conglomerate.
Paul Hastings’ leading Korea practice has advised on several landmark capital markets transactions in recent years, including SK ie technology’s US$2 billion Korea IPO, Hana Bank’s issuance of US$600 million sustainability notes, Hanwha Systems’ US$345 million Korea IPO, Kakao Corp.’s US$1 billion GDR offering, and ING Life Insurance Korea’s US$977 million IPO.
The Paul Hastings team was led by corporate partner Iksoo Kim, with support from associate Sye Myung Kim, corporate attorney David Park and paralegal Margaret Lee.
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