This year’s merger-and-acquisition movement is coming to a somewhat quiet close in terms the fourth quarter of completions, but deals that have been stuck in due diligence or with approvals are finally moving forward.
The Vietnamese real estate market continues to attract capital from regional foreign investors, mostly through mergers and acquisitions.
Based on stable economic growth and a considerable number of enquiries from both foreign and domestic investors, experts predict that merger and acquisition activity will reach record highs in 2017.
A Vietnamese pharmaceutical firm has inked a deal to acquire a drugmaker which is the local partner in a Canadian joint venture.
Many big and surprising merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were made in 2016 with retail and real estate continuing to dominate this market.
The Gioi Di Dong has had to close 22 stores at Big C shopping malls following the supermarket chain's recent acquisition by a Thai firm.
New developments have brought opportunities for Merger and Acquisition deals made between foreign investors and Vietnamese firms, according to speakers at the M&A Forum Vietnam 2016 held today by the Vietnam Investment Review in Ho Chi Minh City.
Many merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the energy sector have been made in recent years, but the number of foreign players in the field remains modest.
Daesang Corp, a Korean food-making conglomerate, has yet to complete its purchase of an almost full stake in Vietnamese sausage producer Duc Viet Food Joint Stock Company, which was rumoured to be finished by August 5.
The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam has been requested to probe a deal that took place earlier this year in which one of the country’s leading mobile network operators acquired nearly the entire stake of a local pay TV operator.
Tasco Joint Stock Company is seeking to form international partnerships to pursue large upcoming projects.
Following a successful 2015 and a promising first half of 2016, the Vietnamese mergers and acquisitions scene is poised to extend its momentum for the foreseeable future.
The BRG Group has secured approval from Hanoi authorities to build a luxury hotel and services complex on a “golden” land plot near the capital’s famed Hoan Kiem Lake.
Many successful merger & acquisition (M&A) deals in the hotel sector were reported in the first six months of the year. Some of the deals were worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Merger & acquisition (M&A) activities are attractive to foreign investors, especially those from Japan, according to a survey conducted by Jones Lang LaSalle Vietnam (JLL Vietnam), one of the foreign real estate services firms in Vietnam.
Singapore-based Mapletree Investments has said it acquired Kumho Asiana Plaza Saigon Company in Ho Chi Minh City from Kumho Industrial and Asiana Airlines.
Experts have noted that it is time Vietnamese retail firms "grew up" and adopt modern retail practices.
The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) has ordered the Thai owner of the MM Mega Market Vietnam Co. Ltd to explain the acquisition of Metro Cash & Carry Co. Ltd, a big wholesaler in Vietnam, by May 30.
Foreign firms are set to capitalise on Vietnam's privatisation drive and buy into assets such as Vinamilk and Mobifone to gain exposure to its fast-growing economy this year, boosting M&A deals that already hit a record US$4 billion in 2015.
Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Asset Management Corporation has struck a deal to acquire Heritage Beverage, the sole distributor of the popular Saigon beer in Canada and the US, local media has reported.