Corporate Finance - South Korea

  • South Korea
  • In South Korea, the revenue for the Corporate Finance market is forecasted to reach US$3.72bn by 2024.
  • With an expected annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of 1.46%, the projected total amount is estimated to be US$4.00bn by 2029.
  • The average transaction value in the Corporate Finance market is reported to be US$67.58m in 2024.
  • When compared globally, the United States leads with the highest revenue of US$130.10bn in 2024.
  • South Korea's corporate finance market is experiencing a surge in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, driven by the country's strong economic growth and global expansion of Korean companies.
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Analyst Opinion

The Corporate Finance market in South Korea is experiencing significant growth and transformation.Customer preferences in South Korea are shifting towards more diverse and sophisticated financial products and services.

Customers are increasingly seeking personalized and innovative solutions that cater to their specific needs and preferences. This trend is driving financial institutions to enhance their product offerings and customer service to stay competitive in the market.Trends in the market indicate a growing demand for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital investments, and initial public offerings (IPOs) in South Korea.

The increasing globalization of businesses and the government's initiatives to attract foreign investments are key drivers of this trend. As more companies look to expand internationally or seek funding for growth, the demand for corporate finance services is on the rise.Local special circumstances in South Korea, such as the strong presence of family-owned conglomerates (chaebols), play a significant role in shaping the Corporate Finance market.

These conglomerates often require complex financial solutions for restructuring, succession planning, and expansion, creating opportunities for financial advisory firms and investment banks to provide specialized services.Underlying macroeconomic factors, such as the country's stable economic growth, technological advancements, and government support for the financial sector, are contributing to the development of the Corporate Finance market in South Korea. The favorable business environment, coupled with regulatory reforms aimed at enhancing transparency and investor protection, is attracting both domestic and international investors to participate in the market.

Overall, the Corporate Finance market in South Korea is evolving to meet the changing needs of customers and businesses in a dynamic economic landscape. As the market continues to grow and adapt to global trends, financial institutions and service providers will need to stay agile and innovative to capitalize on the opportunities presented in the market.


Data coverage:

Figures are based on the revenue generated by the Investment Banking market, as well as the transaction value, the number of transactions, and the average transactions size of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) markets.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a bottom-up approach and are based on a specific rationale for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use market research and analysis, as well as data from annual financial reports. Furthermore, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations and national data bureaus, such as GDP, wealth per capita, and total investment (% of GDP). This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. In this market, we use the HOLT-damped Trend method to forecast future development. The main drivers are GDP per capita and total investment (% of GDP).

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in the event that market dynamics change.


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