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South Korea M&A bonanza for Goldman, Morgan Stanley

Generational shift in management at family-run conglomerates drives dealmaking

The acquisition of SK Holdings by SK C&C will help Mr Chey solidify his family's control over the group


SOUTH Korea is enjoying its busiest deal spree in a decade as the Samsung and SK family-run conglomerates moved to cement management control and troubled companies found new owners.

The value of acquisitions involving Korean companies jumped 17 per cent from a year ago to US$