Younghee Chung

Local Partner, Seoul

Biography

Overview

Younghee Chung is a local partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice, based in Seoul.

She has experience in cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets and corporate finance. Younghee has worked in New York and Seoul.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Registered Foreign Legal Consultant, Korea
Education
Bachelor of Arts
Brown University
Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania
Languages
Korean
English

Experience

Her experience includes representing:

Advent International on the sale of its controlling interest in AI Dream, a leading premium sleep solution provider that operates global brands Serta and King Koil in China.

Bain Capital Credit on its US$300 million investment in D&J China.

CMC Capital Partners on the sale of its equity interests in CAA US, in connection with TPG's sale of its controlling equity interests in CAA US to Artemis for US$7 billion.

Creative Artists Agency, LLC (CAA), a portfolio company of TPG and a leading global entertainment and sports agency, on its acquisition of CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group (CAA-GBG), one of the world's leading brand management agencies.

EQT Partners and its portfolio company GPA Global, a leader in premium packaging, sustainable packaging and display solutions based in China, on GPA Global's bolt-on acquisition of Hub Folding Box, a printing and packaging company in the US.

FLOW Digital Infrastructure, a new regional platform set up by PAG Real Estate, on its joint venture with AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp, to develop carrier-neutral data centers across the Philippines.

Icon Group, a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area, on its acquisition of Hong Kong-based oncology clinic SunTech Medical Group.

Morgan Stanley Tactical Value (MSTV), a private credit and equity investor based in New York, on its investment of KRW 100 billion in Korea Credit Data.

SNB Capital, the investment banking and asset management arm of the Saudi National Bank, on its investment in SK On. Co., Ltd., a leading Korean battery maker.

Zynga, Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, on its US$525 million acquisition of StarLark, developer of the fast-growing and second-largest mobile golf game in the world, Golf Rival, from Betta Games.

Awards and Recognition

Named as one of Private Equity Rising Stars 2023 by Law.com International