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Chinese firm acquires UP Chemical for W197b

By 황유미
  • Published : Sept 2, 2016 - 10:35
  • Updated : Sept 2, 2016 - 13:17
[THE INVESTOR] Woori Private Equity has sold its 96.28 percent stake in UP Chemical to Chinese chemical company Jiangsu Yoke Technology for 197.2 billion won (US$176.28 million), according to news reports on Sept. 1.

The Chinese chemical company has set up a special purpose corporation in South Korea to take over the semiconductor material manufacturer that supplies key component for DRAM semiconductors -- its biggest client is SK hynix




UP Chemical posted 21.2 billion won in operating profit and 60 billion won revenue last year.

Woori Renaissance Consortium, jointly formed by Woori Private Equity, Mirae Asset Daewoo Securities and Woongjin Capital, acquired a 70 percent stake in UP Chemical for 190 billion won in 2008. 

The deal also included 31.16 percent stake of company founder Shin Hyeon-guk.

By Hwang You-mee (glamazon@heraldcorp.com)