The merger and acquisition (M&A) scene in Vietnam has become increasingly active with more domestic firms setting up ties with global partners so their brands can reach global customers and develop domestically.
The Government and relevant parties have been recommended to take strong actions to facilitate mergers and acquisitions (M&As) amidst certain challenges posed by both external and internal factors.
Vietnam’s mergers and acquisitions market recorded steady growth since early last year, buoyed by foreign investors who desire a speedy entry into the large market of over 96 million people. However, whether the market will continue flourishing in the time to come depends on how existing hurdles are tackled.
More Vietnamese companies are turning to mergers and acquisitions to beef up their domestic market presence and boost growth.
Retail, consumer goods, and real estate are forecasted to lead the Vietnamese mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in 2018. In addition, the value of the M&A market is forecast to stay above $6 billion.
Capital contribution and share purchases by foreign investors via mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in HCMC amounted to some US$2.5 billion during the year up to late May, 3.6 times higher than the value of foreign direct investments, according to the HCMC Department of Planning and Investment.
2017 seems to be an unpredictable year for the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, when both the world economy and politics fluctuate.