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The Vietnam M&A Forum 2016 announced last night the winners of Vietnam’s top merger and acquisition deals. Christopher Kummer, president of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances in Switzerland, noted that M&A transactions in Vietnam are on the rise, which helped the country climb the ranks as an attractive M&A location worldwide, from 19th in 2015 to 15th in 2016.

“There is significant potential to spur Vietnamese M&A scene in the future,” he said.

According to Le Trong Minh, VIR’s editor-in-chief and head of the Organising Committee of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2016, the M&A awards celebrate the leading transactions and companies in Vietnam in an effort to encourage more M&A deals with even higher values.

“38 winners were chosen by an independent jury of top-notch experts from the more than 100 finalists. The quality of entries this year was outstanding and showed just how much the M&A market in Vietnam has matured,” he noted.

Here is the full list of M&A award winners by categories:

Best merger deals
Thanh Thanh Cong Tay Ninh – Suger-Thermal Power Company
Cotec Construction JSCUy Nam Investment Construction
Bien Hoa Suger JSC – Ninh Hoa Suger JSC

Best acquisition deals
Central Group – Casino Group
TCC Holding – Metro Vietnam Cash & Carry International
Dongwon Systems Corporation – Tan Tien Plastic Packaging and Minh Viet Packaging
Vingroup – An Phong (Maximark chain)
Taisho Pharmaceutical DHG Pharmaceutical
Nguyen Kim TradingZalora Vietnam
Vinh Hoan JSCCuu Long Seafood
SCG Tin Thanh Packaging

Best real estate project transfer
Mapletree Investments – Kumho Asiana Plaza
Keppel Land Ltd – Empire City
Mitsubishi Bitexco

Private equity and investment
SinghaMasan Consumer and Masan Brewery
ANA HoldingVietnam Airlines
JX Nippon Oil & EnergyPetrolimex
Vinacapital & DEGAn Cuong Wood Working
Standard Chartered PE & Goldman Sachs – M-Service

IPO deals by equitised SOEs
Vissan
Vietnam Airlines

Top consulting companies
Law firms: VILAF, Baker McKenzie, Allens, Mayer Brown
Securities companies: Ban Viet, Bao Viet, Thien Viet, VPBS, MB, Maritime Bank
Advisory and brokerage companies: KPMG Vietnam, Deloitte Vietnam, ABB Merchant Banking

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