The value of M&A activities in the first half of 2016 in Vietnam reached $1.551 billion in 20 deals, according to the “South East Asia M&A Trend Report H1 2016” launched on July 19 by Mergermarket, an independent M&A intelligence service with an unrivaled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 locations across the globe.
M&A activities in Vietnam in the first half fell 34 per cent compared to the same period last year, when the value was $2.351 billion in 29 deals. Mergermarket’s data runs from January 1 to June and is correct as at July 18.
The consumer sector stood out in the first half, driven by the divestment of Thailand’s Casino Guichard Perrachon in its Big C Supercenter in Vietnam for $1.1 billion. Other major deals were seen in energy, leisure, financial services, food, real estate and e-commerce.
M&A activities in Vietnam
(first half of 2014 to first half of 2016)
Top 10 M&A deals in Vietnam in 1st half 2016
Source: Mergermarket, July 19, 2016