Vietnam Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Forum 2013 will take place on August 8 in Ho Chi Minh City under the theme “Capturing opportunities in a five billion USD market”.

The annual event to be held by Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review) and AVM Vietnam Company, with support from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, expected to see the attendance of 350 domestic and international businesspeople.

At a press briefing on July 16 in Hanoi, Vietnam Investment Review Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Anh Tuan said the forum takes place at a time when the national economy is deeply integrating into the global economy.

This generates increasing demand for M&A trade deals in many fields, particularly in finance, banking, services, property and tourism, he stressed.

Thanks to the country’s policy of actively improving the investment environment, foreign investment is hoped to increase in the 90-million-strong nation.

According to statistics, Japan is responsible for the highest number of trade deals in Vietnam with big faces such as Sumitomo, Mizuho and Unicham.

Domestic companies succeeding in M&A deals include Vingroup, Masan and Kinh Do.-VNA