Trade pact sets up stronger M&A interest from Europe

Trade pact sets up stronger M&A interest from Europe

In strong signals of EU interest in Vietnam over the past few months, a batch of leading companies has signed deals to purchase businesses and expand their merger and acquisition footprint.
Maximising a vibrant M&A outlook for Vietnam in 2022

Maximising a vibrant M&A outlook for Vietnam in 2022

There is a wave of optimism in the global and local merger and acquisition (M&A) space. The long-anticipated reopening of borders, record levels of capital raised, and the general positive economic sentiments are just some factors fuelling this momentum.
The existing uncertainty in merger filing regulations

The existing uncertainty in merger filing regulations

The development of Vietnamese competition laws in recent years, notably with the promulgation of the Law on Competition 2018 and its guiding instrument Decree No.35/2020/ND-CP, has marked a critical milestone in changing the merger and acquisition market in Vietnam.
Stage is set for rejuvenation in M&A arena

Stage is set for rejuvenation in M&A arena

Vietnamese corporations have pursued takeover strategies across industries, as combined local forces significantly leverage each other’s resources
The components for a successful purchase

The components for a successful purchase

The purchase of a business is a complicated transaction whose eventual value is determined by a wide variety of circumstances. Le Khanh Lam, partner at RSM Vietnam, discusses how starting with a whole lifecycle approach to merger and acquisition management is the most efficient way to maximise value.
Excitement sustained in M&A possibilities

Excitement sustained in M&A possibilities

Over the past 20 years, Vietnam has seen over 4,000 merger and acquisition deals conducted in the country, with an aggregated value of $50 billion, securing third position in ASEAN.
Bullish markets poised for rising merger and acquisition activities

Bullish markets poised for rising merger and acquisition activities

Dealmaking is likely to return to normal levels as investors are looking to reposition their portfolio after the pandemic.
Legal risks on acquisition of businesses in financial mire

Legal risks on acquisition of businesses in financial mire

The stagnating global economy has forced businesses into financial distress but has opened the door for potential buyers to consider strategic acquisitions that would be unlikely otherwise.
M&A activities signal promising fortunes

M&A activities signal promising fortunes

Although merger and acquisition levels dropped in 2020 across Vietnam, the prospect for such activities remain bright for next year as overseas investors look to local businesses in order to improve market access.
Possible merger raises concerns

Possible merger raises concerns

Initiated in early 2020 in the burgeoning ride-hailing market across Southeast Asia, the two giants Grab and Gojek have accelerated merger talks over the past few months as SoftBank and other investors have been showing their determination to back up the deal.
Tasty takeovers sorely lacking as 2020 continues to frustrate

Tasty takeovers sorely lacking as 2020 continues to frustrate

Merger and acquisition deals in Vietnam’s food and beverages arena in the first five months of this year were inevitably subdued due to global slowdowns across the board.
Grab refuses to pay Uber’s tax arrears

Grab refuses to pay Uber’s tax arrears

Grab refused to pay the VND53.3 billion ($2.33 million) tax arrears that Uber owes to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Taxation.
Property market expected to be stable in 2018

Property market expected to be stable in 2018

The country’s property market in 2018 will maintain mid-term stability, while merger and acquisition in the sector will continue to see strong development.  
Singaporean healthcare giant wants to acquire $50 million Hanoi-American Hospital

Singaporean healthcare giant wants to acquire $50 million Hanoi-American Hospital

A Singaporean healthcare giant is interested in acquiring Hanoi-American International Hospital.
Consumer finance market draws robust foreign capital inflows

Consumer finance market draws robust foreign capital inflows

The Vietnamese consumer finance market shows undeniable charm to foreign investors with the forecasted market value of nearly $1 quadrillion by the end of 2018.