South Korea’s cosmetics giant Amorepacific said Monday it will seek a new buyer for its office building in Nonhyun, southern Seoul, as the preferred bidder has backed out.
According to the firm, Hanyang Construction -- which was chosen as the preferred bidder -- canceled the contract to buy Sungam Building for 160 billion won ($131.2 million).
Amorepacific had said it decided to sell its building to secure liquidity and to improve solvency. The contracted price accounted for about 2 percent of its total assets as of end-2018.
The cosmetics firm said it will continue to look for a new buyer. Some 15 companies were said to have submitted bids, according to industry sources.
The nine-story building was built in 1985 and sits on 12,302 square meters near Gangnam-gu Office and Hakdong Subway Station.
By Jo He-rim (firstname.lastname@example.org