Kookmin Bank Buying out Kazakhstan Bank

Today it was reported that Kookmin Bank would buy a majority stake of Bank Center Credit, the sixth-largest Kazakhstan commercial bank, worth $634 million. The deal is the largest overseas M&A by a Korean financial institution.

Kookmin bank is targeting to become a leading bank not only in Kazakhstan but also in Central Asia, which holds 3.3 percent of the world’s oil.

Here is the news article.

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