Vietnam M&A Forum award winners for 2019-2020

25/11/2020
The 12th Vietnam M&A Forum today announced the masterminds behind the best deals and the best advisory firms in 2019-2020.
The winners of the best investment and M&A deals of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2020
The winners of the best investment and M&A deals of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2020

The Vietnam M&A Forum 2020 takes place in the new normal while Vietnam, as part of the global economy, is trying to shake off the blow from the coronavirus pandemic and make the most of the new investment trends of the region and the world at large. Nevertheless, unlike most other economies, the outlook for the Vietnamese economy remains quite positive thanks to the country’s efforts to take drastic measures to reform the domestic investment and business climate, effectively curb the pandemic, and potentially benefit from a noticeable shift in foreign investment flows.

Le Trong Minh, editor-in-chief of Vietnam Investment Review and head of the Organising Board, said they have high hopes for an upsurge in the scale and value of M&A deals in the Vietnamese market in the coming time, to be triggered once all necessary and favourable conditions come together. This expectation seems to be very much in line with the forecasts of many domestic and foreign organisations as Vietnam is one of the rare bright spots on the radars of international investors.

“The Organising Board hopes that the awards will encourage companies to overcome difficulties and make use of their advantages in M&A transactions to consolidate and develop their entities into powerful economic corporations,” he added.

Below is the list of the best deals and advisory firms awarded at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2020 for their outstanding execution and deal value.

The Best Investment and M&A Deals of the Year 2019-2020

Companies

Deals

Masan Group

Masan and member companies struck deals with VinCommerce, Starck, NET, and 3F

BIDV

BIDV sells shares to KEB Hana Bank

Vinhomes

KKR & Temasek acquired a stake in Vinhomes

Stark Corporation

Stark Corporation purchased 100 per cent equity of Thipha Cable and Dovina

Sumitomo Life and Bao Viet Holdings

Sumitomo purchased shares of Bao Viet

Danh Khoi Holdings

Danh Khoi Holdings acquired the Sun Frontier project

Aozora Bank-OCB

Aozora Bank acquired a stake in OCB

FWD Group

FWD Group acquired Vietcombank-Cardif Life Insurance (VCLI)

Pharmacity

Pharmacity successfully completed the sale of bonds to investors

Vinamilk

Vinamilk & GTNFoods acquired Moc Chau Milk

The Best M&A Advisory Firms in 2019-2020:

1. BDA Partners

2. KPMG Vietnam

3. Bae, Kim & Lee Vietnam

4. Baker McKenzie

5. VILAF

6. Viet Capital Securities

Outstanding M&A Advisory firms in 2019-2020

1. YKVN

2. LNT Partners

3. RSM Vietnam

4. GCA Partners

5. Indochina Capital

6. LM Capital

7. Bao Viet Securities

8. Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI)

9. VPBank Securities (VPS)

10. Rong Viet Securities

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