South Korea’s Samsung Card in Won 576 Billion ($620 Million) IPO
June 25, 2007
Cleary Gottlieb represented Samsung Card Co., Ltd. and the selling shareholders in Samsung Card’s Won 576 billion (approximately $620 million) common stock IPO, which was the first IPO on the Korea Exchange to include an international tranche for foreign investors. Merrill Lynch acted as international tranche coordinator for the international syndicate. Korea Investment & Securities acted as lead manager for the Korean domestic syndicate. The stock was sold through a public offering in Korea and a Rule 144A/Reg. S offering elsewhere. The deal priced June 14, 2007 and closed June 25, 2007.
Samsung Card is a leading diversified consumer finance company in Korea. The company offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals, as well as leasing services to individuals and corporate customers. Samsung Card is a member company of the Samsung Group, Korea’s largest business group. Samsung Group has interests in the trading, electronics, construction, heavy engineering, chemical, insurance, finance and hotel industries.