Thứ Tư, 10 tháng 8, 2016

M&A Activities in Vietnam in Recent Years

BY Juna Mèo IN , , , No comments

Vietnam’s population is more than 90 million people so that foreign investors are looking at Vietnam as a fertile ground to expand their market by M&A deals.

Accordingly, along with the process of restructuring the economy and international integration of Vietnam, in recent years, merger andacquisition (M&A) activities have been fairly active, in which many major transactions involving Thai enterprises.
In 2009, the total value of M&A transactions in Vietnam reached 1 billion USD then in 2015, the number is 5 billion USD. Particularly for the first 6 months of 2016, the value of M&A in Vietnam has exceeded 3 billion USD, in which it took place in such sectors as retail, commodities and real estate…
Thailand, Japan and Singapore are still the major buyers in Vietnam market. While Japan invests in companies in aviation, petroleum and pharmaceutical sectors, Singapore emerges with commercial real estate projects. Lastly, Thailand continues to focus on the retail segment with the goal of expanding the market.
Head of M&A transactions last year is the retail sector and consumer goods, accounting for 38.46% of the total value. In particular, the scale of 2 M&A deals from Thailand accounted for 24.8% of the total value of 2015 and the first half of 2016. This shows the trend that retail businesses at home and abroad continue to explore the market with more than 90 million people of Vietnam. Recently, Thailand’s major corporations continuously acquired large supermarket chains such as Metro, Big C…  Singha has also become a strategic partner of Masan with investment value of 1.1 billion USD.
According to experts, there is a great competition in the business sector of Thailand and Japan when investing in Vietnam because Vietnam market has now fully matured and become more attractive. On the other hand, the market of Thailand and Japan has begun to saturate.
Especially, there is a wave of M&A of Thai investors in Vietnam in order to expand the market for the “Made in Thailand” products. While Thailand’s population is about 50 million, the size of Vietnam’s population is almost double – over 90 million people.
With many innovations in policy such as the Investment Law and the Enterprise Law, the process of international integration will create opportunities and new playing field for the M&A transactions to boom.
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