Evaluating the prospects of M&A upswings next year

Evaluating the prospects of M&A upswings next year

Recent global geopolitical happenings and macroeconomic factors have caused the domestic M&A market to experience a downturn
'M&A opportunities in a volatile market' session at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

'M&A opportunities in a volatile market' session at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2022

Session 1 of the "M&A opportunities in a volatile market" of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2022, moderated by Seck Yee Chung, partner, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam.
Boutique M&A firms gaining ground

Boutique M&A firms gaining ground

The boutique M&A advisory model will be an important piece of the puzzle to help businesses and investors embrace the current wave of opportunities in Vietnam more effectively. Founder & CEO of ASART Binh Le explains the key aspects of this oncoming trend.
Preparing for the next tech funding wave

Preparing for the next tech funding wave

Without knowing when the fundraising winter will end, Trinh Ngoc Duc, chairman of D.lion Holdings, told VIR’s Vu Anh why there could be a change of weather in 2023, and how startups could be more prepared in terms of legal, financial, and human resources.
Looking ahead to future M&A trends

Looking ahead to future M&A trends

The global economic situation shows that mergers and acquisitions have been slowing down, with the possibility of a recession next year. Le Duc Khanh, director of Investment Capacity Development at VPS, talked with VIR’s Thanh Duy about why he has a more optimistic view of the future, with major restructuring and new deals likely to be agreed.
Environment strong for ready-money investors

Environment strong for ready-money investors

Despite a taxing geopolitical and economic situation this year, Nguyen Cong Ai, senior partner at KPMG in Vietnam, offered to VIR’s Nguyen Huong a positive assessment for mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam that could open new doors for investors that are ready to get moving, especially those from overseas.
M&A in technology sector on the rise

M&A in technology sector on the rise

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the technology sector have been witnessing a rebound in recent years as tech giants have employed M&A to expand their ecosystems.
M&A in banking industry expected to stay high in H2

M&A in banking industry expected to stay high in H2

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the banking industry are expected to remain high for the rest of the year as the industry continues the digital transformation process, according to experts.
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.
Potential energy investors clamour for regulation clarity

Potential energy investors clamour for regulation clarity

The lack of an answer for feed-in tariffs and generally available infrastructure is slowing down the prospects of mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam’s renewables arena.
Vietnam boasting buoyant real estate M&A activities

Vietnam boasting buoyant real estate M&A activities

The real estate market is undergoing somewhat of a restructure and now is being considered an ideal time for foreign businesses to find opportunities for mergers and acquisitions with the domestic sector – while domestic enterprises are also more open to investment to relieve pressure.
Are M&As still a top trend in the pharma market?

Are M&As still a top trend in the pharma market?

After a significant decrease in the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Vietnam in 2018-2020, such activities have recovered in the past year. Ngo Thanh Hai and Nguyen Dieu Quynh from LNT & Partners offer their insight into the current M&A trend in the local pharmaceutical market.
Japanese M&A in Vietnam on a steady track to bigger deals

Japanese M&A in Vietnam on a steady track to bigger deals

Japanese mergers and acquisitions continue to pick up the pace in Vietnam. Masataka “Sam” Yoshida, head of the Cross-border Division of RECOF Corporation and CEO of RECOF Vietnam Co., Ltd., talked with VIR’s Thanh Van about the recovery of dealmaking activities by Japanese investors in Vietnam.
Large-scale industrial real estate surge projected

Large-scale industrial real estate surge projected

According to the ‘Competition in Industrial Real Estate in Vietnam’ report released at the end of February by the Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, fierce competition in the industrial real estate segment is expected in the coming years, with no single company dominating the market.
Strength to strength for real estate M&A

Strength to strength for real estate M&A

Mergers and acquisitions in real estate are resuming through a steady economic recovery, with the total transaction values exceeding every first quarter of the last five years.
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