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AGF’s Long-term Investment in the U.K. Delivers Strategic Value to Its Shareholders

AGF’s Long-term Investment in the U.K. Delivers Strategic Value to Its Shareholders

TORONTO, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — AGF Management Limited (TSX:AGF.B) today confirms a merger between Smith & Williamson and Tilney to create the U.K.’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group with over £45 billion in assets under management and £500m of revenues. “AGF would like to congratulate Smith & Williamson and Tilney on [...]

Chemical Firms Absorb Units to Boost Profitability, Efficiency

Chemical Firms Absorb Units to Boost Profitability, Efficiency

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major chemical companies are bulking up by absorbing their advanced material-producing affiliates in a move to increase their profitability amid the global economic slowdown, market watchers said Sunday. In recent months, three chemical firms have announced they will absorb their wholly owned subsidiaries to streamline their chemical [...]

Gemphire Therapeutics and NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals Announce Merger Agreement to Advance a Neurodegenerative Disease Company

Gemphire Therapeutics and NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals Announce Merger Agreement to Advance a Neurodegenerative Disease Company

LIVONIA, Mich. and BOSTON, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (Gemphire) (Nasdaq: GEMP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for the treatment of dyslipidemia as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NeuroBo), a privately-held clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on novel, disease-modifying therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, today jointly [...]

Hyundai Heavy Shareholders OK Split-up Plan amid Harsh Labor Opposition

Hyundai Heavy Shareholders OK Split-up Plan amid Harsh Labor Opposition

SEOUL/ULSAN, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Shareholders of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. on Friday approved the company’s split-up plan ahead of a proposed merger with a smaller local shipbuilder amid fierce opposition from its labor union. The split is the first step in the process of Hyundai Heavy’s planned merger with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine [...]

Hyundai Heavy’s Merger Faces Critical Juncture Next Week amid Backlash

Hyundai Heavy’s Merger Faces Critical Juncture Next Week amid Backlash

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Tensions are mounting ahead of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.’s planned shareholders meeting next week as unionized workers remain staunch in their opposition to the company’s split-up plan for a merger with a small local shipbuilder, industry sources said Sunday. Hyundai Heavy shareholders are set to approve splitting of the [...]

Korean Metal Workers’ Union Opposes Merger of Two Largest Shipbuilding Companies

Korean Metal Workers’ Union Opposes Merger of Two Largest Shipbuilding Companies

GEOJE, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Metal Workers’ Union and union members from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) submitted a petition to the Fair Trade Commission on Tuesday, claiming that the merger between Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and DSME undermines free competition and would create an oligopoly in South Korea’s shipbuilding [...]

Navigators Stockholders Approve Merger with The Hartford

Navigators Stockholders Approve Merger with The Hartford

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) (“Navigators”) announced that, at a special meeting of stockholders held today, Navigators’ stockholders approved the adoption of the previously announced merger agreement relating to the proposed transaction between Navigators and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (“The Hartford”), whereby Navigators will become a [...]