Brian Spence There has been plenty of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) action in Việt Nam in recent months and, so far, momentum does not appear to be fading – notwithstanding its relatively small size in comparison with more developed markets. Việt Nam has recently become one of the favoured destinations for M&A for foreign investors, particularly those from Japan, Korea and Singapore. Key sectors of interest include real estate, food and beverages, retail, and to a lesser extent, manufacturing. M&A activity is not, however, confined to foreign investment. A report by the annual Việt Nam M&A Forum shows that 17.72 per cent of the total value of M&A deals in H1 2019 involved Vietnamese buyers. The corresponding figure of the previous year was 8.2 per cent. Such a rise shows Vietnamese investors are and would be “more active” acquirers, though foreign investors will continue to lead the market. Here are 10 ways in which a vendor … [Read more...] about 10 ways to get M&A deals across the line
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The Hanoitimes - Geographic location, policies and incentives in drawing foreign capital inflows have formed robust status for Vietnam`s industrial real estate. Haiphong – city of heated industrial property Northern industrial real estate benefits from manufacturing growth FDI boosts Vietnam’s industrial real estate in 2018 Both domestic and foreign real estate experts have predicted that industrial property would be the most attractive segment in Vietnam in 2019 and the years to come thanks to a number of factors, mostly the government’s preferential policies. Facilities in an industrial park. Illustrative photo Vietnam has appeared to be one of the best choices for multinational corporations that want to shift their localities in the global transition, Nguyen Tran Nam, head of the Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA), said at the Vietnam Industrial Property Forum 2019 held in Hanoi on April 23. With a strong belief … [Read more...] about What makes Vietnam’s industrial real estate most attractive in 2019?
Vietnam is the second cheapest country to retire to this year, according to the latest Annual Global Retirement Index. Da Nang in Vietnam (Photo: International Living) Published by Ireland’s InternationalLiving.com, the Index lists the best retirement havens by scoring countries in 13 categories, including buying and investing, renting, benefits and discounts, visas and residence, cost of living, fitting in, entertainment and amenities, healthcare, healthy lifestyle, development, climate, opportunity, and governance. The main goal of the Index is to help retirees find locations where their dollar goes further - where they can get the best value for money in terms of cost of living, housing, and overall quality of life. While Vietnam is only ranked 19th among 25 countries in the index overall, it is the second best in terms of cost of living. “Vietnam is a fascinating and vibrant destination, rich in natural beauty, steeped in history and brimming with … [Read more...] about Vietnam among the best places to retire
Can Tho invites investors to investment promotion conferenceThe Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will hold an investment promotion conference on August 10, inviting investors for 54 projects worth nearly 124 trillion VND (5.44 billion USD). At a press conference on the conference on August 1, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said investors have already expressed interest in 44 out of the 54 projects on offer, and some are ready to start work immediately on 22 projects. He added that some projects attracted two or more investors, so the city will set criteria to select the best among them. Among the 54 projects, 21 are in real estate, 9 in culture-sports and tourism, 9 in agricultural and industrial infrastructure, 8 in transport, 4 in logistics and power, 2 in cultural-sport and health care infrastructure and 1 in information technology. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is expected to deliver a keynote speech and chair the conference, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 2/8
Matthias Rebellius CEO, Siemens Building Technologies According to PR Newswire, the country’s construction industry is expected to expand in real terms over the forecast period (2017-2021), due to investments in transport infrastructure, energy and utilities, and affordable housing projects. Additionally, government investment in public infrastructure and education and healthcare buildings as part of the 2016–2020 Development Plan will support this growth. This positive outlook reinforces the confidence of foreign companies that are doing business in Vietnam, such as Siemens. A global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for 170 years, Siemens AG is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens has been a part of Vietnam’s economic … [Read more...] about Siemens is keen to build for the future