Vietnam’s M&A market likely to hit USD7 billion in 2022

The press conference for the event. (Photo:

On November 5, the organizers of M&A Vietnam Forum 2020 with the theme “Upsurging in the new normal”, said that the forum will be held on November 24, in Ho Chi Minh. 

This year’s event will attract about 500 representatives of enterprises and domestic and foreign investment funds. They play decisive roles in creating 85% of value of deals in Vietnam. 

Data by MergerMarket showed both deal volume and value declined in the first half of this year, with 6,938 deals worth 901.6 million USD, down 32% in volume and 53% in value year-on-year.

Vietnam’s merger and acquisition (M&A) market is considered the least affected among Southeast Asian countries since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the new normal state, M&A value is expected to fall substantially to just 3.5 billion USD in 2020.

Speaking at the press meeting to introduce the M&A Vietnam Forum 2020, Le Trong Minh, editor-in-chief of Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper and head of the organizing committee, said Vietnam’s M&A market is entering a new stage – the new normal – which can see new opportunities.

After more than a decade of strong growth with thousands of transactions and a total value of nearly 50 billion USD, M&A activities have proven to be an efficient channel of raising capital, contributing to Vietnam’s economic restructuring and State-owned enterprises equalization process.

However, as Vietnam is emerging as a safe and attractive investment destination after successfully controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, many opportunities are opening up, Minh said, emphasizing the possible movements of capital out of big but unsafe markets./.


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