Vietnamese PE Mekong Capital invests in restaurant chain Pizza 4P’s

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Vietnam-focused private equity firm Mekong Capital on Friday announced that it has completed an investment in Pizza 4P’s Corporation through the Mekong Enterprise Fund III.

The deal comes barely three days after Mekong Capital announced its financing in pharmacy chain Pharmacity.

Pizza 4P’s is the ninth company to receive investment from the Mekong Enterprise Fund III.

Founded in 2011 by Japanese couple Yosuke Masuko and Sanae Masuko, Pizza 4P’s restaurants serves more than 4,700 customers per day across its 11 chain in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Pizza 4P’s. Not only because we are huge fans of their product and see the potential for the brand to grow considerably, but also we are very inspired by the vision of the founders, Masuko and Sanae,” said Mekong Capital founder Chris Freund.

Launched in May 2015, Mekong Enterprise Fund III is a private equity fund, and currently has $112.5 million in committed capital.

Mekong Enterprise Fund III has backed nine companies including ABA Cooltrans, Red Wok (formerly Wrap & Roll), F88, Ben Thanh Jewelry (Precita), Nhat Tin, Yola Education, Pharmacity, Vua Nem and now Pizza 4P’s.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.