Kirkland & Ellis advised SK Growth Opportunities Corporation, a blank check company, in connection with the pricing of its $200 million initial public offering on June 23, 2022. The units are listed on the Nasdaq Global Market ("Nasdaq") and began trading under the ticker symbol "SKGRU" beginning June 24, 2022.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of SK Inc. is the anchor investor in SK Growth Opportunities Corporation's sponsor. SK Inc. is a leading global conglomerate based in the Republic of Korea with breadth and depth across a diverse array of industries spanning multiple continents. SK Inc. and its affiliated companies operate more than 125 businesses across the energy, life sciences, advanced materials, mobility, and semiconductors industries with over $130 billion in assets globally.
The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Tamar Donikyan and Allison Gallagher and associates Aaron Simons and Boran Ding, corporate partners Debbie Yee and Ed Lee, tax partners David Wheat and William Dong and associate Nicole Martin, investment funds partners Chris Kallos and Yong-Nam Jun and executive compensation partners Mike Krasnovsky and Jake Ebers.