SMBC scoops up SmartNet shares for over $9 million

SMBC scoops up SmartNet shares for over $9 million

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation has inked a deal to form a capital alliance with Smart Net Trading Service JSC with the purchase of shares valued at $9.36 million.
M&A seekers play it safe amid choppy economic waters

M&A seekers play it safe amid choppy economic waters

Global geopolitical concerns and rising inflation are impacting cross-border agreements, and as a direct consequence, investors are taking a conservative approach, particularly concerning mergers and acquisitions.
CapitaLand Investment is betting on emerging markets like Vietnam and India

CapitaLand Investment is betting on emerging markets like Vietnam and India

In the midst of a volatile macroeconomic climate, Singaporean fund CapitaLand Investment is seeking opportunities in emerging economies, including Vietnam and India.
VIR kicks off annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

VIR kicks off annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

The Organising Committee of the Vietnam Mergers and Acquisitions Forum 2022 conducted a press conference on November 3 in Hanoi to kick off the M&A conference.
Fundiin raises $5 million investment in Series A round

Fundiin raises $5 million investment in Series A round

Buy now pay later (BNPL) fintech Fundiin has successfully raised $5 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Trihill Capital and ThinkZone Ventures.
Virtual Internships raised $14.3 million in Series A round

Virtual Internships raised $14.3 million in Series A round

Virtual Internships, an edtech company from the UK, has successfully raised $ 14.3 million in Series A led by a global coalition of investors.
M&A deals in Vietnam reach nearly $5 billion in H1

M&A deals in Vietnam reach nearly $5 billion in H1

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Vietnam sustained its strong pace in the first six months of 2022 with a total value of $4.97 billion.
PAN Group preparing for stronger growth

PAN Group preparing for stronger growth

The PAN Group is planning for an even better performance in the months and years ahead.
Edtech startup VUIHOC bags $2 million in bridge funding ahead of Series A

Edtech startup VUIHOC bags $2 million in bridge funding ahead of Series A

VUIHOC has raised $2 million in a bridge round led by Ant Group-backed venture capital firm BAce Capital.
Coolmate receives $2.3 million funding from GSR Ventures

Coolmate receives $2.3 million funding from GSR Ventures

Coolmate announced on September 5 that it has secured an additional $2.3 million for its Series A round backed by GSR Ventures and Do Ventures.
Social commerce startup On Group acquires TopShip

Social commerce startup On Group acquires TopShip

On Group on August 22 announced that it had successfully acquired TopShip in a deal that allows the social commerce startup to solve many problems.
MWG to sell 20 per cent stake in grocery chain Bach Hoa Xanh

MWG to sell 20 per cent stake in grocery chain Bach Hoa Xanh

Vietnam’s major retail MWG is reportedly considering a 20 per cent stake sale in its Bach Hoa Xanh grocery chain.
The importance of mutual respect and face-to-face talks for strategies in M&A

The importance of mutual respect and face-to-face talks for strategies in M&A

The Vietnamese government is now working to reorganise weak financial institutions, as well as implement equitisation of state-owned banks. Yoshizawa Toshiki, board member at Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank, told VIR’s Luu Huong how the wave of tie-up deals could expand significantly if local authorities could lift the foreign ownership limit.
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