Deal of the Year, MA Deal, Cross-border MA Deal
Citigroup's $2.7 billion acquisition of Koram Bank from the Carlyle Consortium
Sellside adviser Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan
Buyside adviser Citigroup
This is a deal whose significance will grow in the coming years and will be looked back on as a seminal investment for South Korea. The Koram Bank deal can trace its history all the way back to the financial crisis, and what it epitomizes - in a single transaction - is the depth of change Korea has gone through since 1998.
Korea used to be...