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Special Purpose Acquisition Company with deep roots in private equity and transformational operations that reflect the career of our founder, Jin-Goon Kim, as both a blue-chip private equity partner and a public and private company CEO.

About Us

TLGY Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company sponsored by TLGY Sponsors LLC, whose business purpose is to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. TLGY was formed to focus on growth companies through long-term, private equity style value creation in the biopharma and business-to-consumer (B2C) technology sectors. TLGY is led by Jin-Goon Kim, a former partner of TPG Capital and a former CEO of industry leaders in Asia, including Dell Korea and Li Ning.


TLGY utilized a private equity style investment approach focussed on long-term growth potential when selecting Verde as its acquisition target and when securing favorable deal terms.

TLGY’s team identified Verde, and intends to combine with and manage it, using its differentiated capabilities:

  • Investment Expertise
    Decades of combined experience in private equity and venture capital investing, with dozens of successful exits and an aggregate of well over a billion USD of capital returned to institutional investors.
  • Sourcing
    Deep industry expertise and a substantial proprietary network in a wide range of market segments as both investors and operators, and a proven track record of execution across dozens of transactions.
  • Value Creation
    Operational leadership and demonstrated shareholder value-creation across multiple industries and companies.

Business Strategy

TLGY’s strategy is rooted in its broad network of global relationships, deep industry and operational expertise, and highly differentiated deal-sourcing and structuring skills that led to the proposed business combination with Verde. TLGY expects it will be a value-added partner to Verde and will execute private equity style value creation programs post business combination. TLGY’s team has deep experience in:

  • Selecting favorable target sectors based on forward-looking market dynamics;
  • Identifying and commercializing innovations with breakthrough potential that can fuel sustainable and profitable growth;
  • Hands-on business building, transformations, and technology implementations that offer differentiated value propositions for entrepreneur owners and thus create proprietary deal dynamics;
  • Developing and executing highly focused value-creation programs to drive growth, profitability, cost reduction, and/or industry consolidation;
  • Navigating large public and private businesses through a myriad of executional challenges that stem from rapid growth, large strategic shifts, and implementation of bold and aspirational plans;
  • Advising leading companies and entrepreneurs globally on strategy, deal structuring, capital markets, domestic and cross-border M&A; and
  • Building, guiding and/or partnering with management teams to deliver on transformative company goals.
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Business Combination Criteria

In line with TLGY’s business strategy, below are key aspects of its business combination criteria which Verde has met and which TLGY’s team has deep experience with.

  • Macro Tailwind and Key Enabling Trends
    TLGY’s founder identified major industry inflection points in large growth markets as opportunities to generate additional revenues and profits. Although China Grand Auto rode the wave of rapid industry growth of the late 2000s, its business grew seemingly much faster than the market, expanding 7x in revenues and 40x in profits within four years, largely because TLGY’s founder led its business mix shift from low-margin car sales to profitable services and ancillary products just as consumer demand for these new business lines was taking off. In the same vein, TLGY was led to Verde because it focussed on targets that have innovative technology development and commercialization strategies.
  • Value Creation Through Transformation
    TLGY’s founder has a track record of executing winning business models in growth companies whose entrepreneur management team had built outstanding businesses, but often without the benefit of training in the world’s leading operations. TLGY’s founder helped grow them into industry leaders by faithfully deploying breakthrough strategies and operational toolkits such as industry roll-up, fast fashion, Supply Chain Management (“SCM”) digitization, CRM and KPI based direct retail, and SKU and product portfolio optimization. Hence, TLGY favored Verde because of its solid business and management that still has ample opportunities to benefit from global best-practices. TLGY President Steven Norman is a thought leader in sales strategies for technology businesses, both as a practitioner and advisor, and he will provide unique insights into growth opportunities for Verde.
  • Technology Expertise
    Having started his career in technology (McKinsey Technology, enterprise software VC, and Dell Inc.), TLGY’s founder has relied on technology to drive his corporate transformations. Most recently, he has invested in and/or worked with such companies as an innovative micro-brewery platform and a non-bank fintech platform. TLGY President Steve Norman has spent decades working with a wide range of technology hardware, software and services companies, and TLGY’s independent board member Donghyun Han was one of the early technology venture investors in Asia. TLGY’s combined but varied set of experiences has helped it identify a winning target in Verde and will support their growth.
  • Public Market Benefits
    Verde is ready to leapfrog the process of becoming a mature public company and quickly capitalize on rapidly evolving market opportunities by accessing capital markets to uplift its market positioning. TLGY believes increased public transparency, enhanced governance and disciplined financial control will have a meaningfully positive impact on Verde and help it develop more quickly into a leader in the global plastics market.
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Unique Spac Structure

TLGY’s innovative SPAC structure is designed to encourage roll-over investments and mitigate redemptions:

  • Structural innovation with fixed pool of warrants and conversion to common mechanism creates upside potential and downside protection.
  • Creates potentially sufficient incentive to buy shares in the open market before the DeSPAC completes.
  • Naturally embedded multiplier quickly escalates upside and downside protection if redemption rises.

Learn more about TLGY's unique SPAC structure and the long-term growth potential of Verde here in our teaser.

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Our Team


Mr. Jin-Goon Kim, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Two decades of senior leadership in a top global private equity firm and as a serial transformational CEO in leading public and private companies.

  • Investor and founder of TLGY and LIC (2017 – Present)
  • Partner and Investment Review Committee member, TPG Capital (2006 – 2016)
  • CEO and Vice Chairman, Li Ning (2012 – 2014; top sportswear brand)
  • CEO and Vice Chairman, China Grand Auto (2007 – 2011; top auto platform)
  • President, Dell Korea (2002 – 2006)

A leading industry figure and award-winning CEO:

  • 2009 Outstanding Growth Award (TPG Capital)
  • 2009 Dealership Group of the Year (21st Century, top China financial media)
  • 2010 Men of the Year in the Auto Retail (top China industry forum)
  • 2012 Most Innovative Business Model (21st Century, top China financial media)

Immediately prior to founding TLGY Holdings in May 2021, Mr. Kim focused on global, high growth investments with strong potential to benefit from attractive emerging macro trends and in which he could apply his experience implementing business transformation to drive value creation. From 2006 to 2016 Mr. Kim was with TPG Capital, a leading global private equity firm, where he served as a Partner and a member of its Asia investment review committee. In his capacity as a TPG partner, Mr. Kim also served as a CEO or transformation leader of multiple TPG portfolio companies, often in parallel. Mr. Kim co-led TPG’s four major transformational investments across China’s core consumer sectors. Each of the four investments had a differentiated value creation angle in the form of a disruptive business model and/or technology; they collectively returned well over a billion dollars to TPG’s investors.

From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Kim served as CEO and Vice Chairman of Li Ning, a leading sportswear brand in China with more than US$2 billion of annual sales in 2020, where he devised and launched a brand transformation that helped salvage the company from financial distress and laid the foundation for its ultimate revival as a leading brand and a company that today has a market capitalization greater than US$30 billion. Mr. Kim served from 2011 to 2015 as a Board member of Daphne International Holdings Limited, a leading women’s footwear brand in China, where he led the shoe industry’s first successful wholesale implementation of fast retail and digitization of supply chain management that sharply uplifted sales, profits, and market capitalization of what had been a stagnant business prior to his engagement. Mr. Kim from 2007 to 2011 served as CEO and Vice Chairman of China Grand Auto, during which time he helped pioneer the company’s retail roll-up in China and the digitization of the company’s management system to grow the company’s sales by seven times and to take it from a #11 mid-size platform in China to the #1 auto retail and services company both in China and in the world. Within a few years thereafter, the company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and reached a market capitalization of approximately US$15 billion. Mr. Kim also served from 2009 to 2010 as a Board member of UniTrust Group, a leading Chinese independent equipment leasing company, during which time he helped build a management team and formulate a new strategy that transformed a start-up operation into a large sector leader that would eventually list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at a market capitalization of approximately US$2 billion.

Before joining TPG Capital, Mr. Kim served from 2002 to 2006 as President of Dell Korea, the Korean affiliate of Dell, a global leader in hardware, software and services with more than $60 billion in annual sales in 2020. He successfully led the implementation of Dell’s direct model in Korea for the first time, thereby firmly establishing Dell as a leading player in a market where it had previously struggled to secure a meaningful market presence or to build a profitable business. Mr. Kim served from 2000 to 2002 as a Vice President of Internet Business Capital Corporation, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based early-stage venture capital firm that helped found or participated in early investments in successful ventures including Cambridge Technology Partners and Razorfish. Mr. Kim started his career in 1996 in the Seoul and Boston offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy. Mr. Kim earned an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard College, a diploma from the Hopkins-Nanjing Centre, and an AB in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Government from Harvard College.


Mr. Donghyun Han, CFA, Independent Director, Chair of the Audit Committee

Over 20 years as a technology investor and entrepreneur, primarily in Korea.

  • Director, ST Invictus Partners (2016 – Present)
  • Senior VP, Korea Telecom Corporation (2008 - 2011)
  • Partner, SAIF (Softbank subsidiary and spin-off) (2001 - 2007)
  • General Partner, Softbank Korea & Softbank Ventures Korea (2000 - 2001)

Mr. Han has since 2016 been the Director and a Shareholder of ST Invictus Partners, a start-up advisory and investment company in Hong Kong. Since 2020, Mr. Han has been a Board Member and the Chair of the Audit Committee of Solid Inc., a KOSDAQ-listed Korean telecom equipment company with a market cap of approximately KRW375 billion (US$335 million). Since 2018, Mr. Han has served as Independent Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee for KEB Hana Global Finance, a Hong Kong subsidiary bank of Hana Financial Group. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Senior Vice President in the Strategic Investment Department at KT Corporation, one of South Korea’s largest telecommunications companies. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Han was Partner and Head of Korea Office at SAIF, a leading Asian private equity firm that was, until its spin off in 2006, a subsidiary of Softbank Group, the Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Han was a Vice President and General Partner at Softbank Korea & Softbank Ventures Korea, the Korean arm of Softbank Group. Mr. Han obtained an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Business Administration from Seoul National University.

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