Vietnam has confirmed to be essentially the most resilient cub economic system in Southeast Asia in 2020. It has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic to turn into the one nation within the area predicted to clock optimistic GDP progress this yr.
The pandemic-induced lockdown in Vietnam was shortly lifted in April, which enabled home actions, together with journey, to renew. All year long, not solely native traders, however world personal fairness companies corresponding to Affirma Capital, KKR, and Temasek, have additionally been lively within the nation.
One of many solely two markets in Southeast Asia with double-digit digital economic system progress in 2020 (16 per cent in comparison with Indonesia’s 11 per cent progress), Vietnam’s web sector is predicted to keep up its high enlargement price to achieve $52 billion by 2025, in keeping with a current report by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Firm.
Fund managers who participated in DealStreetAsia’s Investor Sentiment Survey are most bullish on Vietnam in 2020 and 2021, as greater than 30 per cent of them see Vietnam as essentially the most engaging market post-COVID-19.
Along with its quick restoration from COVID-19, what else has triggered investor curiosity in Vietnam? Be part of us in two devoted panels on the Vietnam market at our flagship Asia PE-VC Summit 2020 on November 24 and 25 and listen to from each native specialists and regional traders.
Vietnam: SE Asia’s most resilient and compelling story
Vietnam has remodeled from one of many poorest nations on the planet to some of the dynamic rising nations in East Asia, in keeping with the World Financial institution. Vietnam stands out because of its robust macro fundamentals. On this panel, we are going to discover the first the explanation why traders are flocking to this market and what is going to maintain their curiosity.
Andy Ho, managing director and CIO at VinaCapital; Chad Ovel, accomplice at Mekong Capital; and Niraan De Silva, managing director and government board member of Vietnam’s latest unicorn, VNLIFE, will share their tales of ‘Why Vietnam’ in a dialogue moderated by Ngoc Nguyen, senior author, personal fairness & enterprise capital at DealStreetAsia.
Vietnam: What makes it tick?
The closing panel on November 25, additionally moderated by Ngoc Nguyen, will delve into the compelling tech and enterprise capital scene within the nation.
Numerous views about this market might be shared by Do Ventures’ co-founder and accomplice Le Hoang Uyen Vy; BDA Capital Companions’ managing accomplice Bert Kwan; and Dangle Do, COO of Temasek-backed Scommerce.
The chance in frontier markets
Vietnam’s transformation can be anticipated to repeat throughout frontier markets within the area which have lately attracted lots of curiosity.
International locations like Myanmar with continued financial liberalisation, the Philippines, which is poised to turn into the fastest-growing digital economic system by 2025, or Bangladesh with the emergence of the subsequent era of entrepreneurs, are yielding lots of new alternatives for personal traders.
That are the sectors and markets which can be ripe for the personal fairness play by way of deal movement, regulatory and exit atmosphere, and ease to do enterprise in these markets?
Thura Ko from Myanmar-based YGA Capital Restricted, Navis Capital Companions’ David Eire, and Honorio Poblador IV of Philippine Navegar Fund will make clear these questions throughout ‘The chance in frontier markets’ panel moderated by Deepshikha Monga, editor, DealStreetAsia.
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