HYBE Signs Contract to Purchase 14.8% Shares of SM Entertainment

HYBE Signs Contract to Purchase 14.8% Shares of SM Entertainment

 


Yonhap news reports that on February 10, 2023 HYBE announced that it had signed a contract to acquire 14.8% of the shares of SM Entertainment,  held by Lee Soo Man, the founder, for 422.8 billion won (appx $335 million) This will make Hive the largest shareholder of SM.

This acquisition would prevent Kakao from becoming the largest shareholder of SM who were previously reported to acquire 9.0% stake in SM to achieve joint projects. 

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