Foreign investors conducted a whopping 5,720 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth US$5.59 billion in Ho Chi Minh City this year, 4.3 times higher than the number of foreign direct investment projects in the city, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Quality of assets, rental growth, deal size, and land tenure are decisive for investment choices.
The retailer community last week was stirred up by the news that a Vietnamese enterprise had acquired a famous foreign retail brand just after one month of negotiations.
Investment by Chinese enterprises in Vietnam under different modes, from FDI (foreign direct investment) to M&As (merger & acquisition), is on the rise amid the US-China trade war.
The Government plans not to license any more wholly foreign-owned banks in Vietnam but encourages foreign banks to buy weak domestic banks, said Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.
Last year witnessed many mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Vietnam’s real estate sector, and foreign investors’ interest in the market is forecast to continue in 2018.
Vietnamese consumer firms will continue to be in the spotlight of foreign investors in 2017 given their robust growth potential.
In advance of the free-trade agreements on Vietnam’s horizon, foreign companies are looking for strong investment opportunities-like those found in the country’s packaging industry.
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) by foreign companies is the fastest way to hold stakes in the Vietnamese electronic and electrical retail market.
Despite the impact credit tightening from the government, the real estate market is expected to continue its marked upswing for 2016.
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.
The considerable potential of Vietnam's domestic retail market is being actively promoted by large retailers looking to expand their businesses at a faster pace.
There will be a wave of mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam in the next five years when the economy recovers and foreign direct investment surges, an international conference heard in HCM City on August 7.