Vietnam Merger & Acquisition Forum (‘Vietnam M&A Forum) is an annual event for the Vietnamese and international business and investment communities, co-organised by Vietnamese Investment Review and AVM Vietnam under the auspices of the Ministry of Planning and Investment. This year event took place at the GEM Conference Center in Ho Chi Minh City on August 8, 2018.
In the past few years, Vietnam M&A market has truly reached a remarkable breakthrough driven by big enterprises’ IPOs as well as encouraging economic policies which thrust the Vietnam M&A market over the 10-billion-dollar mark in term of value for the first time.
At the same time, these factors will remain a driving force for M&A in Vietnam to reach a new era with new opportunities, a new approach and uncover many things beyond our imagination.
Approaching its 10th anniversary, the Forum will accompany businesses and investors to examine the factors that energize the market toward a new era, while also recap the 10 years journey, pay tribute to notable deals of the decade and forecast the journey yet to come for Vietnam M&A market.
Given the theme New Thrust. New Era. , as the 10th annual event co-organised by Vietnam Investment Review and AVM Vietnam under the auspices of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Vietnam M&A Forum 2018 will be the place to exchange, discuss and examine new elements (regulations, investment, M&A target, etc.) while also sharing opportunities and experiences to assist investors, businesses to find the “golden point” for their own M&A strategy in Vietnam in the next decade.
Within the framework of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2018, the Organising Board will nominate and honour the best M&A deals and advisory firms of 2017-2018 and notables deals in the past decade (2009-2018) for the Vietnam Deal Awards. 100 typical M&A deals of the decade and the typical consulting firm also have been selected.
On this event, Bao Viet Securities has been honored as Best securities company in M&A advisory of the year 2017 – 2018 & Best securities company in M&A advisory of the decade 2009 –2018. This is a recognition of Bao Viet Securities’s efforts through its advisory role for hundreds of M&A deals over the last 10 years, with many of the deals being voted as ‘The most outstanding deals’ such as KDC-NKD-Kido’s merger, Vincom-Vinpearl merger, SBT-BHS merger, Sabeco divestment. Sabeco and Thai Bev deal also been honored as one of List 100 deals of the decade, in which Bao Viet Securities played as main advisor. Bao Viet Securities must strive not only to maintain its position, but also to create more value for customers as well as contribute to promote Vietnam market development.
Bao Viet Securities Joint Stock Company (‘BVSC’) is a prestigious securities companies in Vietnam, providing professional financial products, investment services to domestic and foreign individuals and institutions, investment banks and funds. Official established in 1999 with the founding shareholder as Vietnam Insurance Corporation (currently known as Bao Viet Holdings) under the management of the Ministry of Finance, BVSC inherited the brand reputation and financial strength of the leading insurance corporation in Vietnam.
Over the 19 years of establishment and development, as the first securities company to be established in the stock market, BVSC has continuously increased its financial capacity and strengthened its operations by developing a modern information technology system in order to improve company’s services. BVSC has received many awards and evaluations from major domestic and foreign organizations in all fields of operation. In consultancy area, with a team of professional and experienced professionals, BVSC has been continuously honored as ‘The most outstanding M & A consultant from 2009 to 2014’, ‘The most outstanding equitization advisory organization 2013 – 2014 ‘, ‘ The most outstanding securities company – Equity Advisory/ Equity Exchanges’ and ‘Typical securities companies in the advisory category 2016 – 2017’ at Vietnam M&A Forum.
In the brokerage sector, BVSC remains its position as TOP 3 in treasury market and TOP 10 largest market shares of stocks & fund certificates on Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange and Hanoi Stock Exchange.
Other Achievements & Awards:
- Best Brokerage House Vietnam 2015 – 2016 – 2017 and Best Equity House Vietnam 2016 – 2017, by Global Banking & Finance Review;
- Vietnam Strong Brand for 5 consecutive years from the year 2013 to the year 2017, by Vietnam Economic Times;
- Top 30 Transparency Listed Companies on Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX);
- Top 10 Annual Reports for 3 consecutive years 2013 -2014 – 2015 & Top 30 Annual Reports in 2016, by Best Annual Report Award;
- Top 10 on Securities Transaction Payment by Vietnam Securities Depository Center (VSD).