Game maker Krafton aims for as a lot as $5 billion in S.Korea's greatest IPO

By Joyce Lee

SEOUL (Reuters) -Krafton Inc, the South Korean firm late blockbuster video sport "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds", said on Wednesday its IPO would raise as a lot as 5.6 trillion obtained ($5 billion) at the head of an indicative fluctuate, which will doubtless be a file for the country.

Krafton said in a regulatory submitting it anticipated to present 10 million shares, including 7 million contemporary shares and 3 million contemporary shares, at an indicative fluctuate of 458,000-557,000 obtained per fragment.

At the head of the fluctuate, this would be South Korea's largest listing, beating Samsung Life Insurance's 4.9 trillion obtained IPO in 2010.

The pricing is anticipated to be made up our minds in the impending weeks.

Krafton's on-line multiplayer battle-combating sport PUBG has bought 25 million copies on PC and sport consoles, becoming one in all the quickest-selling games since its launch in 2017.

Krafton is planning to release two contemporary games this yr primarily based on the PUBG intellectual property (IP), including mobile sport "PUBG: Recent Utter" and "Battlegrounds Cellular India" focusing on the Indian market.

The firm is furthermore expanding to areas equivalent to web-primarily based cartoons, movies and animation, and growing a deep finding out, AI replace model focusing on buyers.

It reported 1.67 trillion obtained in earnings in 2020, and its working earnings bigger than doubled from the outdated yr to 774 billion obtained.

Mirae Asset Securities is lead advisor for the IPO, whereas Credit ranking Suisse, NH Funding & Securities, Citigroup and JP Morgan are furthermore advisors.

South Korea is experiencing its most popular IPO market on file with analysts anticipating no longer much less than 20 trillion obtained to be raised in 2021, or about four situations above 2020 stages.

"This yr is unheard of in the concentration of gigantic contemporary listings on the KOSPI with market capitalisations that fluctuate from trillions of obtained to tens of trillions of obtained," said Choi Jong-kyung, analyst at Heungkuk Securities.

($1 = 1,117.1400 obtained)

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Modifying by Stephen Coates)

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