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Advised on MBK Partners’ KRW 2.5 Trillion Acquisition of Leading Global Dental Scanner Developer Medit Corporation from UCK Partners

25 May 2023 by Kim & Chang - South Korea

Kim & Chang, using separate teams, advised both the buyer, MBK Partners, and the sellers, UCK Partners (formerly known as Unison Capital Korea) and individual shareholders, in connection with the purchase and sale of Medit Corporation (the “Target Company”).

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Advised Cigna Corporation on its Sale of LINA Korea to Chubb Limited

31 January 2023 by Kim & Chang - South Korea

On October 7, 2021, Cigna group entered a stock purchase agreement to sell the equity interests of certain companies operating across seven countries, including LINA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (“LINA Life”) and Cigna Korea, to Chubb group for USD $5.75 billion in cash (this event is hereby referred to as “the Transaction”). The Transaction was successfully completed on July 1, 2022. Kim & Chang advised Cigna Group in this transaction with respect to due diligence on LINA Life and other divested companies in Korea, review and execution of the stock purchase agreement and other legal advice necessary or required for the transaction.

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Hanwha Energy Raises AUD 150 million to Expand its Renewable Energy Business in Australia

08 December 2022 by Kim & Chang - South Korea

The restructuring of Hanwha Energy Corporation’s (“HEC”) investments in the Gregadoo and Jindera solar farms in Australia (the “Assets”), which involved the transfer of the Assets from Hanwha Energy Singapore (“HES”) to Hanwha Energy Australia (“HEA”) in consideration of HES’s subscription of shares in HEA (hereby referred to as the “First Transaction”).

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LG Energy Solution’s IPO and Listing on the Korea Exchange’s KOSPI Market

26 August 2022 by Kim & Chang - South Korea

Kim & Chang acted as counsel for LG Energy Solution in its IPO to list its shares on the Korea Exchange's KOSPI Market. LG Energy Solution is one of the global leaders in the rechargeable battery industry with production and R&D networks around the world.

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DTR Automotive Corporation’s Purchase of Stake in Doosan Machine Tools from MBK Partners

12 June 2022 by Kim & Chang - South Korea

In this transaction, MBK Partners successfully exited from its investment in Doosan Machine Tools, while DTR Automotive Corporation was able to diversify its business via its acquisition of the company.

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Prudential Financial sells Korean arm to KB Financial for $1.9 billion

22 May 2020 by Asia law

Kim & Chang, Yulchon and Debevoise feature as legal advisers