On February 11, it was revealed that one of China's largest companies, Alibaba, will be purchasing a minority stake in�SM Entertainment through a stock purchase.
The Chinese company now owns 4% of SM Entertainment's stocks, which might not seem like much, but raises a lot of curiosity as to what the two companies will have in store for the future. Definitely SM Entertainment is advancing gradually into becoming a more globalized company.
Now, SM will advance through Alibaba Group's online music distribution and marketing within China and more. The issuing price of new shares is about 41,000 KRW (~ $34 USD) per share while the number of shares issued was 870,000, meaning Alibaba spent about 35.5 billion KRW (~ $30 million USD) for their 4% stake in SM.
Back in 2014, SM had denied reports of Alibaba investing $90 million USD into the company, but looks like they're now ready to go ahead with a partnership!
Source: SM Entertainment Press Release