Vietnam has the eight busiest mergers & acquisitions (M&A)
sector in the Asia-Pacific region, a corporate M&A forum heard in
Ho Chi Minh City on June 7.
Research on M&A
suggests that the total value of M&A in Vietnam reached 4
billion USD in 2011, an impressive growth compared with 1.7 billion USD
last year. In the first quarter of this year, M&A’s had already
recorded 1.5 billion USD.
This area of business
is expected to enjoy an average growth of over 30 percent in the near
future and focus more on finance and banking, consumer goods and real
When addressing the forum, Deputy Minister
of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong stated that State management
agencies have been keeping a close eye on M&A’s.
The sharp increase in the number of M&A’s in the past shows that
businesses see it as an investment, a way of joining the market and help
them to restructure their operations and improve their operational
efficiency, he said.
The forum, themed “Creating
Synergies”, was jointly organised by the Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper
and the company AVM Vietnam. It attracted 30 speakers and 450 business
leaders from the country’s top companies and groups.-VNA