HYBE, CJ, and Kakao Leisure Reportedly Competing To Purchase Lee Soo Man’s Shares In SM Leisure


On August 3, it was reported that HYBE, CJ, and Kakao Leisure are within the race for Lee Soo Man’s shares in SM Leisure.

Lee Soo Man holds roughly 18.73 p.c of the shares in SM Leisure, making him the corporate’s largest shareholder. It’s believed that whoever acquires his shares shall be gaining SM Leisure’s administration rights.

In line with Hankook Kyungje, HYBE, CJ, and Kakao Leisure jumped into the acquisition battle of SM Leisure and are presenting numerous eventualities to the corporate in an effort to win.

Beforehand, SM Leisure said, “There are numerous discussions on enterprise partnership and fairness funding, however nothing has been finalized to this point.”

Kakao Leisure, which is at present the most probably to amass the shares, reportedly proposed to amass SM Leisure and its administration rights at a worth of greater than 2.5 trillion received (roughly $2.2 billion). A lot of the dialogue is between Lee Soo Man and Kim Bum Soo, Kakao Leisure’s chairman and largest shareholder.

Nevertheless, CJ is taken into account a darkish horse that may threaten Kakao Leisure’s alternative to amass SM Leisure. It was reported that CJ’s vice chairman Lee Mi Kyung has determined to return to Korea to satisfy with Lee Soo Man.

One other robust candidate is HYBE. The label supplied SM Leisure a better quantity than Kakao Leisure, however the deal was reportedly not profitable as Lee Soo Man rejected the proposal.

Trade representatives predict that the acquisition quantity will enhance from 2.5 trillion received to 4 trillion received (roughly $3.5 billion) at most. In addition they speculate that overseas buyers, comparable to Morgan Stanley, are competing to extend their shares in SM Leisure.

Presently, SM Leisure has a market capitalization of 1.38 trillion received (roughly $1.2 billion), which is just one tenth of HYBE’s market capitalization of 11.3 trillion received (roughly $9.9 billion). Nevertheless, it’s believed that SM Leisure continues to carry out properly in each home and overseas markets and that its inventory costs are undervalued.

A supply from the monetary funding business mentioned, “With Lee Soo Man displaying need to ‘take his arms off [of SM Entertainment]’ and rumors of him promoting his shares in SM Leisure, a number of firms are being talked about. As SM Leisure’s second-quarter efficiency is predicted to be past expectations, the worth of SM Leisure shall be excessive.”

As of two:18 p.m. KST on August 4, SM C&C’s inventory value has risen 1,055 received (roughly 92 cents), and the shares are buying and selling at 6,000 received ($5.25). SM C&C is an affiliate of SM and a complete leisure media group that produces movies, comparable to motion pictures and TV applications.

On the identical time, SM’s inventory value rose 6,400 received (roughly $5.60), and the shares are buying and selling at 69,100 received (roughly $60.44). As well as, the inventory value of SM Life Design, which is a printing enterprise that creates merchandise like albums, rose 230 received (roughly 20 cents), and the shares are buying and selling at 3,560 received (roughly $3.11).

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