YG Entertainment, Inc.

YG Entertainment, Inc.

YG Entertainment, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

YG Entertainment Building,3 Huiujeong-ro 1-gil,Mapo-gu,Seoul 04028

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

318

Industries

Entertainment

Company Description

YG Entertainment, Inc. operates as entertainment agency which engages in the production and distribution of music contents. The company was founded on February 24, 1998 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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September 16, 2019
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September 6, 2019
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August 29, 2019
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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Yg Plus

Head-Strategy Planning

Auditor

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at YG Entertainment, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at YG Plus, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Codecosme Co., Ltd.

Director at YG Entertainment, Inc.

Independent Director at YG Entertainment, Inc.

Managing Director at NHN Investment Co., Ltd.

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Owners & Shareholders
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SAM is an active, long-term, value-based investment manager which follows a bottom-up approach to selecting investments. They believe the best way to achieve returns is to focus on company fundamentals and take a long-term view of the markets. The firm's research-driven investment process aims to identify investment opportunities with the best underlying fundamentals. SAM manages concentrated portfolios invested in a limited number of companies, and performs in-house research and numerous company visits before making their investment selections. They classify their funds according to growth type, stability type, conversion type and buy and sell system type. SAM is a conservative investment manager and pursues a stable excess yield that considers the overall investment risks of a portfolio. The firm utilizes a joint decision-making process that is based on consultations between analysts, fund managers and portfolio managers.

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SAM is an active, long-term, value-based investment manager which follows a bottom-up approach to selecting investments. They believe the best way to achieve returns is to focus on company fundamentals and take a long-term view of the markets. The firm's research-driven investment process aims to identify investment opportunities with the best underlying fundamentals. SAM manages concentrated portfolios invested in a limited number of companies, and performs in-house research and numerous company visits before making their investment selections. They classify their funds according to growth type, stability type, conversion type and buy and sell system type. SAM is a conservative investment manager and pursues a stable excess yield that considers the overall investment risks of a portfolio. The firm utilizes a joint decision-making process that is based on consultations between analysts, fund managers and portfolio managers.

Recent Transactions
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YG Entertainment, Inc. purchases Greenworks Corp. - South Korea

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Tencent Holdings Ltd., Beijing Weiying Times Technology Co. Ltd. purchase YG Entertainment, Inc.

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W Holding Company Co., Ltd. purchases Bape Kids International Co., Ltd. from YG Entertainment, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onYG Entertainment, Inc. issued Ordinary Shares

Clients

Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. operates cosmetics retailing group in Asia. The Group currently operates over 270 stores in Asia that sell more than 700 brands of make-up, skin care, fragrance and hair care products including over 180 own brands and other exclusive international brands, providing customers the widest range of quality products with the proven one-stop cosmetics specialty store concept. The company was founded by Kwai Chun Kwok Law in 1978 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Landing International Development Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the development and operation of the integrated leisure and entertainment resort; gaming and entertainment facilities; and property development. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Resort Development, Gaming Business, and Property Development. The company was founded on October 30, 2001 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$626B
Total Enterprise Value
$953B
Earnings Per Share
$975.3
Revenue
$286B
Net Profit
$17.6B
EBITDAMargin
5.36%
Enterprise Value Sales
3.33x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
62.19x
TEVNet Income
54.13x
Debt TEV
0.09x
EBITDA
$15.3B
Total Debt
$83.7B
Total Equity
$449B
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
19.71%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
13.97%
Investments
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Tencent Music Entertainment Group engages in the provision of online music entertainment services. It offers one-stop music services and solutions for smart devices, creating a complete music entertainment ecosystem. The company was founded by Jia Xin Peng on June 6, 2012 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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Study Senior Co. Ltd. is a company headquartered in Seoul, the South Korea. The firm operates an online platform to provide video lectures for students. It was founded in 2014 by Yong-Wun Lee.

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Xuan Yixia Beijing Technology Co. Ltd. is a Chinese company located in Beijing. The firm develops and operates a mobile video applications. It was founded in 2011 by Kun Han and Xiao Dong Feng.

Investors
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L Catterton, formed in 2016 through the partnership of Catterton, LVMH and Groupe Arnault, is the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, operating six distinct fund strategies out of seventeen offices located across five continents. Since its founding in 1989, Catterton has leveraged its category insight, strategic and operating skills, and network of industry contacts to establish one of the strongest private equity investment track records in the middle market. L Catterton builds on this heritage and the strong track record of LVMH and Groupe Arnault's existing European and Asian private equity and real estate operations, then conducted under the L Capital and L Real Estate franchises.

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DAEMYUNG Corp. Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of optical security equipment. It operates through the following Businesses: Purchase Agent, Distribution, Optical Security Equipment, and Travel. Purchase Agent Business provides business to business electronic commerce services. The company was founded in March 11, 1972 and is headquartered in Hongcheon-gun, South Korea.

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STIC Investments is a multi-strategy investment firm. They participate in private equity operations such as organic growth financing, recapitalization, buyouts or acquisition financing. They target primarily middle-market South Korean and Asian companies. The firm's deal flow leverages their network of Asian offices. They invest in technology companies across a broad spectrum of sub-sectors including mobile telecommunications, next-generation networks, biotechnology and robotics. Their exit strategies include M&A, trade sale and IPO.

Suppliers
Netflix, Inc. Internet Software & Services | LOS GATOS, CA

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

NAVER Corp. Other Business & Consulting Services | Seongnam, GY

NHN Corporation is Korea's premier Internet company, operating the nation's top search portal, Naver (www.naver.com) the leading online game portal, Hangame (www.hangame.com) the nation's largest children's portal, Jr. Naver (jr.naver.com), Korea’s the first online donation portal, Happybean (happybean.naver.com) and microblog service Me2DAY (http://me2day.net/). Starting from the two business pillars of search and games, NHN has rolled out a wide range of innovative and convenient online services that enable people to enjoy their lives. A number of surveys demonstrate that the company is regarded as an undisputed leader in the online services industry worldwide. NHN has emerged as Korea’s largest Internet company in terms of net profit. This outstanding growth is largely attributable to the company's efforts to create and introduce stable revenue streams in its core services; for instance, search-oriented advertising services and fee-based games. NHN outgrew the confines of the national borders. Not only did we build a good reputation in Japan and China, but we also set up NHN USA, forging toward becoming a world-class internet company. Our key mission is to connect users with the best quality services. To that end, NHN remains fully committed to pioneering state-of-the-art technologies based on our continued R&D in technology.

Competitors
Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. Entertainment - Seoul, SL

S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of music records. It operates through the following divisions: Music and Video Content. The Music division focuses on licensing, publishing, recording and distributing music records and videos. The Video Content division includes production of movies, dramas and other media; and management of actors, artists and agencies. It also offers Internet and mobile contents as well as entertainer training and casting. The company was founded on February 14, 1995 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

JYP Entertainment Corp. Entertainment - Seoul, SL

JYP Entertainment Corp. engages in entertainment business. It operates through Record and Management business. The company was founded by Jin-Young, Park in November 1997 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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