VinaCapital, South Korea’s Kiwoom partner for Vietnam investments


Kiwoom Asset Management will develop and launch new products to invest in Vietnam-based assets, including a multi-asset fund, an index fund, a real estate fund and a fixed-income/corporate bonds fund.

Vietcombank to offload $270m stake to GIC, Mizuho Bank

The Vietnamese lender was earlier reported to be offloading a 10 per cent stake to foreign investors.

Vietnam’s VNG mulls $15.6m private placement in first quarter of 2019

Proceeds from the private placement will be used to expand VNG’s presence in local and overseas markets as well as for future investments.

Vietnamese B2B restaurant platform KAMEREO raises $500k from Genesia Ventures, others

KAMEREO operates as a one-stop platform where restaurants and suppliers can connect to each other.

Vietnam’s Viettel in talks to buy stakes in Malaysian, Indonesian telcos

Myanmar, where Viettel and its local partners launched a $1.5-billion 4G network last year, has emerged as one of the most promising markets for the company.

Vietnam P2P startup Tima inducts former LendingClub COO on board, to close Series C

Tima is seeking to raise $8 million in its Series C funding round, expected to be closed by Q2 this year.

Passive investment style not apt for markets like Vietnam: Mekong Capital’s Freund

Value creation, and not financial engineering, will deliver results for private equity in the Vietnamese market, according to Chris Freund, founder and partner at Mekong Capital.

Vietnam 2018: Larger rounds, first-time fund managers mark VC landscape

The number of eight-digit (USD) funding rounds continued to maintain their momentum even as first time regional fund managers opened their investment account in Vietnam. 

Vietnam 2018: Mega IPOs, mid-market deals attract private equity play

Vinhomes raised $1.35 billion in the country’s largest IPO that saw Singapore sovereign fund GIC become a shareholder.

Vietnam’s Airbnb-like startup Luxstay raises $3m bridge round from CyberAgent, others

CyberAgent Ventures, which is helping the startup with an internal structuring exercise, first invested in the firm in 2018.