VN Dealbook: Nam Long, Seaprodex, Maritime Bank, MDB

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Vietnam is experiencing an increasing interest of investors from Japan. The most recent presence of Japanese companies in the local market is a deal between real estate firm Nam Long Investment Corporation, Hankyu Realty and Nishi Nippon Railroad. Meanwhile, another equitised state-owned company has decided to list shares within this year…. Read more »

Japanese cos seek Vietnamese digital content partners

Fifteen Japanese companies, from the software and digital content industry, are in Vietnam seeking investment and partnership for launching an array of online game and mobile apps in the domestic market. The Japanese companies, mostly online game developers, have proposed to cooperate with Vietnamese enterprises in terms of supplying their products to the local market, providing… Read more »


French airport eyes 30% in Airports Corporation of Vietnam

France’s Aeroports de Paris (ADP) has said that it is interested in buying a 25-30 per cent of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam, which has been valued at $1.8 billion and is preparing for an inital public offer (IPO). Augustin de Romanet, CEO of the Paris Airport, pledged that ADP… Read more »


VN Dealbook: Vingroup, FCM, Bibica

The Vietnamese investment community has seen a number of important announcement from companies, over the past week. While Vingroup intends to invest across multiple sectors, Fecon Mining plans to increase charter capital by selling shares to foreign investors. Food and beverage company Bibica, which is in a complicated relationship with Korean shareholder Lotte… Read more »


FLC implements $1bn investment, eyes Singapore listing

Vietnamese property developer FLC Group is executing a spate of realty projects with a total investment capital of $1 billion. Some of these projects will be opened for sale from the first quarter, and may translate into increased revenue and profit for the company this year, that is forecast to… Read more »


Viettel’s Metfone takes over struggling Beeline Cambodia

Metfone, a brand of Vietnamese telco operator Viettel Group, developed for the Cambodian market, has announced that it has reached a deal to take over the struggling Beeline Cambodia – a unit that Russia’s second largest telecommunications group Vimpelcom sold to Sotelco Ltd in 2013. The deal value was not disclosed. Metfone,… Read more »


IFC partners ABBANK for SME financing intiative in Vietnam

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and Vietnam based An Binh Joint Stock Commercial Bank (ABBANK) yesterday agreed on a project services deal, to assist the bank in enhancing its capacity to finance smaller businesses. Small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs) provide the majority of jobs in… Read more »


Vietnam’s Vingroup buys 80% stake in VEFAC via IPO

The Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre Co Ltd (VEFAC) or the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre, has sold 80 per cent of it’s stake to Vingroup, The company also saw another batch of 620,500 shares auctioned today at its initial public offer (IPO) on the Hanoi Stock Exchange. This represents 4… Read more »


Exclusive: Vietnam travel site Bizigo seeks funding to expand ops

Vietnam based online travel platform Bizigo.vn is looking for additional funding to expand its services beyond the flight ticketing platform by adding booking utilities such as hotel, tour, airport taxi and yacht. Bizigo.vn co-founder Nguyen Trong Nghia told DEALSTREETASIA that three investors have shown interest in the company. However, Nghia prefers investors who… Read more »


VN listing dealbook: Gia Lai Hydropower, Pacific Dinco

Past two years have seen a number of loss-making firms de-list, either forcibly or voluntarily, from Vietnam’s two stock exchanges. As a result, the number of companies listed, on both the Hanoi Stock Exchange and the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, has gone down. This might be rectified in 2015, as… Read more »