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M&A activities keep rising – $ 4.7 billion in 2011, of which $ 2.6 billion involve foreign investors

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.

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Bangla Desh: The Next Hot Spot in Apparel Sourcing? Projected to Surpass Vietnam

Top Apparel-Sourcing Hot Spots Next 5 Yrs, 2012-20In 2010, China dominated European and US markets for ready-made garments, accounting for about 40 percent of the import volume in each region. A recent McKinsey survey, however, found that 86 percent of the chief purchasing officers in leading apparel companies in Europe and the United States planned to decrease levels of sourcing in China over the next five years because of declining profit margins and capacity constraints.

With about $ 15 billion in exports in 2010, ready-made garments are the country’s most important industrial sector; they represent 13 percent and more than 75 percent of GDP and total exports, respectively. McKinsey forecasts export-value growth of 7 to 9 percent annually within the next ten years, so the market will double by 2015 and nearly triple by 2020.

Our survey of chief purchasing officers found that European and US companies that focus on the apparel market’s value segment plan to expand the share of their sourcing from Bangladesh to 25 to 30 percent by 2020, from an average of 20 percent now.

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Tu, Mar 6 “Realising Your True Business Value Potential”: Mr. Oystein Ullnaess

How to achieve the following benefits

  • Effective communication to stakeholders,
  • Clear and clean vision,
  • Better project management,
  • Visualizing solutions and options to all stakeholders,
  • Reducing up to 50% of calendar time,
  • Eliminating up to 30% of planning cost.

    TACK International and RVMS International are delighted to bring to you, Mr. Oystein Ullnaess, the author of the best seller “Realizing your True Business Value Potential” (available on www.amazon.com, as well as in Australia and the UK) and founder of True Value 4U.

    This “CEO Talk” will highlight a new innovative management framework for analyzing and executing initiatives in dynamic environments.

    Date: Tuesday, 6th March 2012

    Lunch Talk: 12:00-14:30hrs
    Lunch will be served from 12:00noon to 13:00hrs.

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Customer: Who Cares? Theory and Reality of Customer Value Proposition


When: Wed, Jun 1st 2011 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: New World Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Weekly Update May 16: Members Night, Labour Code, Customs Dept, Palooza Party, Dalat Weekend

Highlights

Tu, May 17 Members Night and Meet the U.S. Consulate General
Fr, May 20, Workshop on Proposed Amendments for Revised Labour Code
Tu, May 24, Roundtable with Customs Department
We, May 25, Young Professional Palooza Party
Fr-Su, May 27-29 AmCham Dalat Weekend
We, Jun 1 Customer: Who Cares? Theory and Reality of Customer Value Proposition
Sa, Jul 2, 2011 Independence Day Family Picnic and BBQ
Thu, Jul 7 How to Manage Crisis that Hurts Your Company’s Reputation?
Southern Key Economic Region: Ports, Industrial Parks, and Other Infrastructure
Asia Development Bank: “Skills Enhancement Project” Loan to Vietnam, 2010-2016

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Weekly Update May 2: Re-Gaining Macroeconomic Stability, Members Night, Labour Code, Customs Dept

Highlights

Th, May 12 Dr. Le Dang Doanh: Re-gaining Macroeconomic Stability
Tu, May 17 Members Night and Meet the U.S. Consulate General
Fr, May 20, Workshop on Proposed Amendments for Revised Labour Code
We, May 25, Roundtable with Customs Department (SAVE THE DATE)
Fr-Su, May 27-29 AmCham Dalat Weekend
Sa, Jul 2, 2011 Independence Day Family Picnic and BBQ
Southern Key Economic Region: Ports, Industrial Parks, and Other Infrastructure
Asia Development Bank: “Skills Enhancement Project” Loan to Vietnam, 2010-2016

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