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Securities Analysts Anxious amid Investigation of Controversial Samsung M&A

Securities Analysts Anxious amid Investigation of Controversial Samsung M&A

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Last week, prosecutors began probing the $8-billion merger in 2015 between two Samsung affiliates – Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries – over the possibility that Choi Soon-sil, the center figure in Korea’s influence-peddling scandal, may have also been behind Samsung’s controversial deal.  The merger faced strong challenges from individual [...]

Samsung Acquires U.S. Automotive Electronics Firm Harman for $8 Bln

Samsung Acquires U.S. Automotive Electronics Firm Harman for $8 Bln

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire U.S. automotive electronics firm Harman International Industries Inc. for about US$8 billion.  With the deal, Samsung will secure “a significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies, particularly automotive electronics, which has been [...]

Financial Regulator Unveils Measures to Nurture Big Investment Banks

Financial Regulator Unveils Measures to Nurture Big Investment Banks

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top financial regulator unveiled a set of measures Tuesday to foster big investment banks, a move that could expedite the mergers and acquisitions of local brokerage houses.  The Financial Services Commission (FSC) said it will allow brokerage houses with a capital base worth more than 4 trillion [...]

Jae-yong Lee and the New Samsung

Jae-yong Lee and the New Samsung

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been almost two years since Samsung Group chairman Kun-hee Lee was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. With a sudden void in leadership, there have been many voices of concern from both within and outside the company. After two years, however, Samsung still figures among the global [...]

Korean Startups Stuck in a Rut

Korean Startups Stuck in a Rut

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been pointed out that in order to continue the growth of domestic startup businesses, the ‘exit (investment collection) market’ should be activated. Kim Ju-wan, a consulting partner at McKinsey & Company, stated that the domestic startup ecosystem has entered a typical vicious cycle, at a debate entitled ‘The [...]