SSG.com begins preparations for IPO

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SSG.com begins preparations for IPO

An SSG.com delivery truck seen on a street in Seoul on Aug. 14, 2020. [NEWS1]

An SSG.com delivery truck seen on a street in Seoul on Aug. 14, 2020. [NEWS1]

 
SSG.com, Emart’s online shopping platform, said Friday it has started preparing for an initial public offering (IPO).  
 
SSG.com said the company sent a request for bids to manage the IPO to brokerage firms on Friday. The company that wins the bid for will underwrite the IPO.
 
SSG.com “will invest in logistics infrastructure and IT to become a powerful platform that leads the industry in the rapidly changing e-commerce market,” the company said in a statement.
 
One of the conditions for SSG.com when it received investment from private equity firms BlueRun Venture and Affinity Equity Partners in 2018 was to go public by 2023.  
 
SSG.com launched in 2018. It is among several e-commerce companies seeking to be traded publicly following the Coupang IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in March.
 
Market Kurly announced in July that it plans to go public on the Korean exchange. TMON decided to push its IPO indefinitely, but said it eventually plans to go public.
 

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]
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