ThaiBev’s takeover of Sabeco was named the Best M&A Deal of the year and the decade, Photo: Le Toan Award winners have been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees. Evaluation and selection of the nominees was completed by an independent judging panel. The contenders were then divided into different categories including the Best M&A Deals, Companies with The Best Information Disclosure, and the Best M&A Advisory Firms. In celebration of its 10-year milestone, the forum also unveiled the Top 10 M&A Deals of the Decade from the list of the 100 biggest M&A deals, the Top 10 Companies with the Best M&A Strategy, as well as the Best Advisory Firms of the Decade. Best in Vietnamese M&A honoured at M&A Forum KIDO Group has undertaken extensive M&A activities Masan was recognised for its M&A strategy Stephane Gripon - CEO, Mondelez Kinh Do We are proud of receiving the award for the Best M&A Deal of the … [Read more...] about Best in Vietnamese M&A honoured at M&A Forum
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Le Thanh Trung, deputy general director of HDBank, receives the award for being the “Company with the best M&A Strategy of the Decade (2009-18) at the Viet Nam M&A Forum this week. – Photo Courtesy of HDBank. The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank won two awards at the Viet Nam M&A Forum for being the “Company with the best Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Strategy of the Decade (2009-18) and making the “Outstanding IPO in 2017-18” in HCM City on August 8. It was the only bank among the nominees for the best M&A strategy of the decade. The jury hailed HDBank’s two eye-popping M&A deals in 2013: its acquisition of DaiABank and Société Générale Viet Finance, a French consumer finance company now renamed HD Saison Finance Co., Ltd. The two deals also came in for praise from financial and banking experts for their both deployment methods and strong growth potential post-merger. After the merger the … [Read more...] about HDBank walks away with best MA strategy of the decade award
Companies in Vietnam have experienced fierce competition over the last few years, both qualitative and quantitative. Many have been forced to close down while others are still in business but struggling to move forward. The question is how to make a brand not only sustainable but also grow in value in the context of fierce global competition and rapid digitalization. There are many approaches to answering this question. Here I note the three key driving forces for brands: digital transformation, globalization, and brand leadership. In my observation, these forces help grow a company’s brand value if implemented successfully. Customer-centric digital transformation Unlike in the past, customers now have many brand choices for a particular product in Vietnam. Let’s take bakery goods for example. Customers would have previously mentioned Kinh Do in the south or Hai Ha in the north, but today they may name a long list of bakery brands: Top Cake, Tous Les Jours, ABC, … [Read more...] about How best to maintain brand value?
Remnants of a misfired Uragan cluster munition rocket lying in a field in territory controlled by the Ukrainian government near Novomykhailivka, Ukraine on October 14, 2014. These are bleak times. I've been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors - those who know but don't need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York strategic planner, sent me: The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is so extreme that you have to think that the Russians cannot believe their ears and cannot trust the United States anymore under any circumstances. I cannot believe how we could have gotten ourselves into this situation to protect the looters in the Ukraine that Putin would have rid the Ukraine of, and even had the gall to place in a leadership role one of the worst of the thieves. But that is history. What is certain is that MAD [mutually assured destruction] is not a deterrent today when both … [Read more...] about Washington plays Russian roulette
(VOVworld) - One of Vietnam's most needed reforms is to create a legal framework for non-state economic sectors to invest in infrastructure construction, economic development, and public services. That was a statement made by Bui Quang Vinh, Minister of Planning and Investment, on the TV show "People ask, ministers answer". Vinh said that all foreign enterprises licensed to do business in Vietnam have to obey Vietnamese law and operate like domestic enterprises. As a result, Vietnam does not distinguish the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector from the domestic economic sector. Vinh said the problem is how domestic enterprises can develop and gain achievements like the FDI sector. He said: "The government should resolve basic difficulties for Vietnamese businesses. It's necessary to quickly buy or and sell enterprises' debts in order to help them outline their best development strategies. Bad debts should be written off. Private businesses should be given access to national … [Read more...] about Vietnamese businesses need methodological development strategy