HANOI – Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the local market amounted to US$4.7 billion last year, with the value of deals involving foreign investors reaching 66%, heard a press conference on the 2012 M&A Vietnam Forum in Hanoi on Thursday.
M&A deals have continued the steady rise in recent years as an emerging investment channel for companies inside and outside the nation, according to the press conference. In the first quarter alone, the value of M&A transactions reached US$ 1.5 billion out of the total US$ 92.4 billion recorded in the Asia Pacific region, with Vietnam ranking eighth.
According to figures collected by Thomson Reuters, IMAA and AVM Vietnam, the total value of M&A deals conducted in Vietnam in 2011 totaled US$ 4.7 billion versus a slight US$1.7 billion in 2010. Of this figure, over US$ 2.6 billion worth of deals involved foreign investors.