Traditional PE doesn’t work in volatile Asian market: EXS Capital CEO Eric Solberg

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The fundraising cycle of closed-end funds challenge the traditional model.

Cocoon Capital, 500 Startups lead funding in Vietnamese platform Hiip

Hiip’s early backer Expara Ventures also participated in the round.


Taiwan’s Synnex Technology to acquire 47% stake in Vietnam’s FPT Trading

FPT Corporation will receive $41 million from sale proceeds and FPT Trading’s retained earnings


IFC likely to extend $200m debt to Vietnam International Bank

The financing is said to be a long-term funding that will help VIB in growing its small and medium enterprises


Caldera Pacific, Samsung Securities to acquire 40% in Vietnam’s top asset manager

Together, the two investors are reported to become Dragon Capital’s second largest shareholders.


Vietnam’s VinaCapital divests real estate project for $41.2m

VinaCapital is divesting its stake in Vina Square project to Tri Duc Real Estate Company for $41.2 million.


Vietnam moves one step closer to majority stake sale in brewer Sabeco

Foreign brewers from Kirin to Heineken have been looking at a possible investment in Sabeco.


Vietnam’s PE landscape improves, SOE opportunities remain uncertain

Deal making by PE firms in Vietnam this year has already reached around $770 million through 19 deals.


Vietnam: Vingroup starts construction on $1-1.5b first phase of car factory

Vingroup hopes to become a top car manufacturer in the Southeast Asian region, making 500,000 cars per year by 2025.


Vietnam plans to offload stakes in top aviation firms by up to 30%

The new divestment schedule will see the state cutting its holding in 400 companies by 2020.