M&A Outlook 2021

Vietnam M&A Outlook for 2021

Vietnam begins 2021 with strong growth prospects and as one of the few bright spots in the global economy. Over recent years, Vietnam has proven to be one of the top investment destinations in Southeast Asia for cross-border M&A, driven by financial investors such as sovereign wealth and private equity funds as well as strategic corporate investors. How did Vietnam fare in 2020 among its peers in the region, and more importantly, what does 2021 have in store for the M&A market in Vietnam? Join AmCham on January 26 for a complementary virtual discussion with Eric Johnson of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Michael Sieburg of YCP Solidiance to help you understand where we have been in 2020 and what to expect for 2021. This session should be of particular interest to investors interested in Vietnam and businesses in Vietnam who are interested in seeking foreign investment, but all AmCham members are very welcome to participate.

Guest Speakers:

Eric Johnson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Eric is a senior corporate lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, based in Hanoi since 2017.  Eric’s practice focuses on advising multinationals and private equity investors on their corporate acquisitions and divestments in Vietnam across sectors. Eric also represents GPs and LPs on private fund formation and co-investment transactions and advises both companies and investors on venture capital and growth equity fundraisings in Vietnam and across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to moving to Vietnam, Eric practiced in Hong Kong and New York. Eric has served on the board of AmCham Hanoi since 2019.

Michael Sieburg, YCP Solidiance

Michael is a Partner for YCP Solidiance’s Vietnam office. Based in Ho Chi Minh City for the past decade, Michael advises multinationals and investors across research, strategy, operations, and M&A. Michael’s industry experience spans healthcare, tech, and a wide-range of industrial sectors. In 2020, Michael served as Chair of the Supporting Industries Sub-Committee for the AmCham Ho Chi Minh City Healthcare Committee. Prior to relocating to Vietnam, Michael worked in New York City covering Southeast Asia as a macroeconomic / political risk analyst. Michael  holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the George Washington University.

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