Date: 18 ~ 18, August 2016

Venue: Riverside Palace - Ho Chi Minh City

Ending the first phase 2008 - 2013, Vietnam has witnessed a wave of M&A, recognized as the first wave. The first wave took place in the context of fluctuations in the stock market, the efforts of enterprises to restructure and survive the global crisis. During this period, M&A in Vietnam grew five-fold from US $ 1 billion to $ 5 billion.

Starting in 2014, the market began to pick up the new wave, known as the second wave occurred in 5 years from 2014 to 2018: the commitment of equitization of large state-owned enterprises; the rise of the private sector companies, the interest of foreign capital flows for investment opportunities and M&A activities in Vietnam. Therefore, the official theme of Vietnam M&A Forum 2016 is "The race is on".

Analysts pointed out that if we do not attract foreign investment, the equitization plans of state enterprises in Vietnam will face many difficulties. Therefore, finding funds are particularly important problem. Within each business, attracting capital and gathering resources for M&A are also very important, only a handful of businesses have performed well such as Masan, Pan Pacific. Besides finding the capital, choose the opportunity to now the focus will be discussed in the forum of this M&A in 2016. In this stage, potential M&A opportunities in Vietnam are huge: Opportunities from the company are in demand selling to restructure; program opportunities from equitization of State Enterprises. However, among the number of potential opportunities, only a few of them that can bring great value to the business.

Forum M&A Vietnam 2016 will take the time to assess the trend of M&A in the vibrant sector today such as banks - financial, food and FMCG, technology and commerce ecommerce. Besides, the issues of strategy and M&A techniques will also be discussed and shared like boom growth strategy Breakthrough, valuation in M&A. In the framework of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2015 will be held with key activities include: exhibition and promotion of investment, voting typical M&A deals and Banquet-Gala Dinner in Reverside Palace Center, HCMC 18/08/2016.

We, the organizing committee, AVM and Vietnam Investment Review would like to thank the Ministry of Planning and Investment has supported the Forum, specially would like to thank all the organizations, businesses, experts Vietnam and International continue raising fund and supporting Vietnam M&A Forum through 7 years.

The speakers in 2016

Agenda | VIETNAM M&A FORUM 2016


09:00 – 11:00        Dealmakers private meeting              



13:00 – 14:00        Register

14:00 – 14:30        Opening session

  • Welcome Speech: Dr. Le Trong Minh - Vietnam Investment’s Editor-in-Chief, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2016.
  • Speech by Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning & Investment.

14:30 – 15:30        M&A in a wider boudaries 

  • Evaluation on the impact of common economic areas such as AEC and TPP on M&A market
  • Evaluation on M&A opportunities and investment in Vietnam in a wider boudaries when Vietnam participates in  AEC and TPP
  • Policies supporting Vietnam businesses before the new investment wave

15:30 – 16:00        Networking Break

16:00 – 17:15        The race is on

  • The race of capital sources, investors and businesses is on. Which advantages does Vietnam have in this race?  What should Vietnam do to take advantage of opportunities in the upcoming time?
  • The race in seeking for new opportunites in retail, consumption, industry, real estate and agriculture is on. What should Vietnam businesses do to attract foreign capital and compete with foreign businesses in approaching Vietnam market. 

17:15 – 18:30          M&A Experience: Creating capital for transactions 

  • Which is the anwser for restructuring investment field: what to buy and what to sell?
  • What is the role of bank in capital-sposoring activites for transactions?
  • Building companies for selling - a new trend and opportunity for Vietnam companies
  • Sharing about problems related to post-M&A.                                                                                                           

18:30 – 19:00         Cocktail & Networking

19:00 – 21.00         Gala Dinner & Deal Awards

Source: VietNam M&A

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