Vietnam’s 15th M&A Forum: Ready. Set. Go

The investment landscape in Vietnam has witnessed significant growth over the past 15 years with 5,000 deals, as reported by VIR, a prominent investment newspaper. The 15th M&A forum has outlined some significant insights that shape our economic outlook forward

  • M&A activities happened across diverse industries, notably Financial, Real Estate, and Healthcare services together accounted for 80% of disclosed deal value in the first 10 months of 2023. This is a good indicator that Vietnam has moved towards a more service-oriented economy, as shared by Warrick Cleine, Chairman and General Director, KPMG

M&A value breakdown by key sectors (2021 – 10M2023)

  • In the next 4-5 years, Vietnam will have 35 million middle class, a dream population demographic for any investors looking in and for domestic investors.
  • The M&A landscape also represents rising challenges and opportunities for mindset shifting and knowledge building for business owners, executives, and leaders.  Expressing cautious optimism, Ms. Binh Le Vandekerckove, Founder & CEO, of ASART DEAL ADVISORY, mentioned the need to realign to get businesses to overcome the barrier mindset of ‘being sold off’ to “strategic business move” as part of the nature of M&A.  

Ms. Binh Le Vandekerckove, CEO, of ASART DEAL ADVISORY, suggested businesses shift their mindsets from ‘being sold off’ to ‘strategic business move’ in M&A.

So, what does it mean for organizations and the Vietnamese workforce moving forward? Despite ongoing economic challenges, Doodle Design suggests focusing on getting ready and preparing for opportunities. Here’s how

  • Strategic Planning: Plan strategically, aligning business objectives with market desirable, putting customers and team full alignment at the very heart of the process.
  • Building team capabilities and focus on reskilling and upskilling blending between AI and critical creative thinking skills  as core advantages to win
  • Building a culture of innovation and designing a system that nurtures this strategy.
    Identifying areas of opportunities to create and capture new values by using customer experience as the north star. 
  • Cultivate a culture of lifelong and continuous learning through a dynamic blend of in-person, online, and hybrid learning, delivered by AI or experts in the field. 

Ms. Nhu Vo, Co-founder, Doodle Design, and Ms. Binh Le Vandekerckove, CEO, ASART DEAL ADVISORY, at Vietnam M&A Forum 2023.

So, embrace changes, stay informed, keep our heads up, and hone organizational capabilities and skills to get ready to win. Ready? Set. Go!

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