SK Group to buy 6.1% stake in Vietnam's Vingroup for US$1b
[SEOUL] South Korea's chip-to-energy conglomerate SK Group said on Thursday it has agreed to buy a 6.1 per cent stake in Vietnam's Vingroup JSC for US$1 billion.
SK Group said it will actively seek new business opportunities in the South-east Asian country as a strategic investor in the Vietnamese conglomerate that makes a range of products from automobiles to smartphones.
Vingroup is Vietnam's top-listed firm by market value.
Last year, SK also bought 9.5 per cent stake in Vietnam's second-biggest conglomerate Masan Group for US$470 million.