Elliott Welcomes Hyundai’s Acknowledgment of Needed Reforms Highlights Need for More Serious Action
Elliott Advisors (HK) Limited, which advises various Elliott-affiliated funds (together “Elliott”), announced today that it collectively holds a significant shareholding—more than $1 billion USD of common stock— in Hyundai Mobis Co., Hyundai Motor Company, and Kia Motors Corporation (together “Hyundai Motor Group”). As a major investor, Elliott is pleased that Hyundai Motor Group has taken a first step towards an improved and more sustainable corporate structure.
While this step is encouraging, more needs to be done to benefit the companies and stakeholders. Elliott calls on management to share a more detailed roadmap as to how it will improve corporate governance, optimize balance sheets, and enhance capital returns at each of the companies. Elliott looks forward to engaging with management and other stakeholders directly on these issues, and to offering recommendations regarding the proposed plan.
Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $35 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds’ investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, and employees of the firm. Elliott Advisors (HK) Limited is an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation. With a strong understanding of the Korean market and corporate structures, Elliott has a history of successfully enhancing shareholder value in Korea.
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