The biggest M&A deals in Vietnam in 2017

Thai billionaire spends US$5 billion to acquire Sabeco stake The Sabeco stake auction took place on December 18, 2017. Vietnam Beverage, the company which has relations with Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakd, became a new shareholder of the Vietnamese largest brewer. At the bidding price of VND320,500 per share, Vietnam Beverage bought a 53.59% of Sabeco offered by the state. An individual investor, Ngo Vinh Hien, also acquired 20,000 shares at VND320,000 per share. Together with Vinamilk, Sabeco is among the most profitable state-owned enterprises. The Gioi Di Dong takes over Tran Anh With a budget of VND2.5 trillion approved by shareholders, The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World Group), the largest mobile phone distributor, kicked off a campaign to take over retail chains. Tran Anh, a hi-tech product and home appliance retailer, was the first goal of The Gioi Di Dong.  Analysts say The Gioi Di Dong targets Tran Anh because this is the fastest way to help The Gioi Di Dong conquer the northern market. According to HCM City Securities, The Gioi Di Dong is now holding a 30% market share in mobile phone distribution with Thegioididong brand, equal to FPT Shop’s, and 15% of market share for home appliance distribution with Dien May Xanh brand, equal to Tran Anh or Media Mart. Novaland takes over series of large projects The company bought many ‘golden land plots’ in central business districts in HCM City in 2017 and revived many ‘frozen’ projects. In late February 2017, Novaland spent VND213 billion acquiring… [Read full story]


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