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Five make formal bids for parent of gaming firm Nexon - Korea Economic Daily

05/31/2019 | 06:00am EDT
FILE PHOTO: Logos of Nexon are seen at its main office building in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - Private equity firms KKR, Bain Capital and MBK Partners, as well as South Korea's Netmarble Corp and Kakao Corp submitted binding bids for the parent of South Korean gaming company Nexon Co on Friday, Korea Economic Daily said, citing investment banking sources.

Representatives at Nexon, Kakao, Netmarble and MBK declined to comment.

Billionaire Jungju Kim is selling a 98.64 percent stake held by himself and his wife in NXC, the holding company of Nexon, in a deal that at potentially $16 billion, would rank as one of the biggest gaming deals worldwide.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Susan Fenton)


ę Reuters 2019
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ChangeLast1st jan.
ANHUI JIANGHUAI AUTOMOBILE GROUP CORP.,LTD. 2.47% 14.1 End-of-day quote.15.29%
KAKAO CORP. -3.77% 115000 End-of-day quote.47.63%
NETMARBLE CORPORATION -0.82% 121000 End-of-day quote.-7.98%
NEXON CO., LTD. -1.14% 1728 End-of-day quote.-45.66%
NEXON GT CO., LTD. -0.95% 10450 End-of-day quote.-20.83%
TENCENT HOLDINGS LIMITED 2.93% 463.2 End-of-day quote.-17.87%
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Sales 2021 5 927 B 5,04 B 5,04 B
Net income 2021 937 B 0,80 B 0,80 B
Net cash 2021 3 774 B 3,21 B 3,21 B
P/E ratio 2021 55,8x
Yield 2021 0,03%
Capitalization 49 757 B 42 407 M 42 344 M
EV / Sales 2021 7,76x
EV / Sales 2022 5,94x
Nbr of Employees -
Free-Float 64,8%
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Last Close Price 115 000,00 KRW
Average target price 166 724,14 KRW
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Min-Soo Yeo Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director
Su-Yong Jo Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director
Beom-Soo Kim Chairman
Tae-Sung Jung Head-Compliance Support
Kyu-Jin Cho Independent Director
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