Fila Holdings

Fila Holdings is the holding company for the Fila sports brand and the associated stores. Originally an Italian brand founded in 1911, Fila Holdings was bought by its independent South Korean division in 2007 and became listed on the Korean exchange in 2010.

Fila Holdings sponsors the Seoul Doosan Bears.

Large investment by Hyundai Mobis in US venture capital funds

Hyundai Mobis, a Hyundai Motor Group company, is investing USD $20M dollars in two US technology venture capital funds, ACVC Partners and MOTUS Ventures, based in Silicon Valley. According to Hyundai Mobis' press release, these funds invest in companies developing sensor, biometrics, and robotics technologies that have direct applications for car technologies.

SK Biopharmaceuticals' Groundbreaking IPO

SK Biopharmaceuticals' IPO on July 2 was very positively seen by investors, as shares went up an impressive 159% intra-day. The stock (traded as 326030 on the KOSPI) continued its run the next day, finishing up another 30%. The company's offering price was 49,000 won per share; share price closed at 165,000 on July 3 before the weekend.

BGF Retail

BGF Retail operates convenience stores, manufactures and distributes food products, and  maintains a distribution network throughout Korea.

The company is famous for operating the CU convenience store chain, one of the largest convenience store networks in South Korea. CU locations were originally branded as FamilyMart, a Japanese convenience store chain that BGF Retail was licensing.


Shinsegae is a South Korean luxury department store operator. The company operates its eponymous department stores throughout the country, including its main building in Jung-gu and its most popular location in Gangnam. The company also operates duty-free stores in airports, and malls under its Starfield chain, including the popular COEX mall in Seoul. Shinsegae used to be part of the Samsung Group before its separation in 1997.


Yuhan is a pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing, and distributing pharmaceutical products domestically and abroad.