M&A market touches US$5 bln

VGP – The Viet Nam market for Merger & Acquisition (M&A) grew strongly after five years of founding (2009-2013) and was estimated to value US$5 billion in 2012.

The potential of the market will be discussed in depth at the Viet Nam M&A Forum 2013 which is scheduled to take place on August 8, 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City under the title “Capturing opportunities in the US$5 billion market.”
Jointly hosted by the Viet Nam Investment Review (VIR) and AVM Viet Nam Company under the sponsorship of the Viet Nam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the event will mark the anniversary of five-year foundation of the forum.

The participants will analyze the figures and trends of the M&A market in the 2009-2013 period as well as its influences on enterprises’ strategies and development.

M&A transactions was estimated to reach US$14.8 billion between 2009 and 2012, an year-on-year increase of 65%. Noticeably, foreign players accounted for 66% of big transactions, especially in banking and consumption sectors.

Statistics showed that M&A value was estimated at US$1.8 billion in the first half of 2013 and around US$4 billion for the rest of the year.

According to VIR Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Anh Tuan, the economy is changing fast, requiring effort to speed up the restructuring process, especially in business and banking sectors.

M&A has drawn much attention from the business community, investors and state management agencies.

A large number of enterprises considered M&A as an investment channel and measures to restructure themselves and improve business efficiency./.

By Khanh Phuong