Vietnam: Expara Ventures leads $400,000 funding in lifestyle startup WisePass

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WisePass plans to expand to Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong by early next year.

Vietnam: LienVietPostBank in talks for 25% strategic sale, JoomlArt acquires Gavick

In a bid to raise more operational capital, Vietnam’s mid-size lender LienVietPostBank is selling a 25 per cent equity interest to a foreign strategic investor. Meanwhile, Joomla template and extension developer JoomlArt has acquired a foreign company in the same vertical. LienVietPostBank in talks to sell 25% strategic stake Vietnamese… Read more »


Vietnam picks UBS, Saigon Securities as advisors for Vinamilk’s 3.3% sale

The new advisors will help decide on the starting price for the auction and connect to domestic and international investors.


Prudential to sell Vietnam consumer finance unit for up to $150m

Interested buyers include private equity firms and financial services companies.


Uber Vietnam confirms CEO exit, says committed to the country

Uber entered this Southeast Asian country in 2014 along the same time as Grab and EasyTaxi.


Vietnam: Lotte to buy out TechcomFinance; Pilmico’s Eurofeed deal at $3.2m

Vietnam will potentially see another acquisition by a South Korean conglomerate, as Lotte Group’s credit card arm is in the process of buying the entire shares in TechcomFinance. Meanwhile, Philippine Aboitiz Group’s food unit Pilmico, after announcing its acquisition of Eurofeed more than two months ago, has said the deal… Read more »


Vietnam: Mekong Capital nets proceeds of $79m from exits in 2017

Its latest exit was from investments in agricultural company Loc Troi Group.


Warburg Pincus, Credit Suisse together hold more than 20% of Vincom Retail

Vincom Retail’s planned IPO could fetch as much as $600 million.


Vietnam: S Korea’s CJ eyes Gemadept; KB Securities takes 99.4% in Maritime Securities

Vietnam is expected to see more acquisitions by South Korean companies. CJ Logistics has said it is still interested in purchasing a stake in Vietnam’s leading logistics company, Gemadept, while KB Securities has reportedly signed a contract to take control of Maritime Securities. CJ keen on acquiring logistics company Gemadept… Read more »


Vietnam: PV Oil valuation could touch $520m upon Q1 2018 listing

The IPO is slated for completion by the end of this year.