The Foreign Investment Fund Targeting the Domestic Private Firms

The Fund for Southeast Asia ( ASEAF ) , created by Aureos ( Aureos Capital) , has decided to invest 4.2 million dollars in the stock company of the digital world Anh Tran .

“Vietnam is a country with a young population. Demand for electronic products, including computers, will see a sharp increase in times to come. We have chosen the company Tran Anh after careful studies of its business strategies and management,” informed Dô Doan Kien , head of representative office of Aureos Capital in Vietnam. Following in the footsteps of Aureos Capital, Vietnam Azalea Fund, a fund within Mekong Capital, has spent $ 9.1 million to repurchase 2.7 million shares (6.7% of capital ) of the Joint Stock Company Nam Long Investment.

For its part, VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) has invested approximately $ 15 million in premium , a private group specializing in the production of tiles sanitary . Ditto for the repurchase of 7.5 % stake in Dragon Capital.

Mekong CapitalMany foreign funds are committed to investing in private companies . Mekong Capital said that it will create a new fund (Mekong III ) from 150 million this year to participate in the capital of non-state joint stock companies in Vietnam. Having made the investment in the company Tran Anh ASEAF mobilize capital to increase its share capital by 250 million dollars . SMEs are the target. “Vietnam is one of our six strategic markets for investment , ” said Doan Kien Doh , head of the representative office of Aureos Capital. “Within 10 years , Vietnamese companies will become the leading emerging companies in Southeast Asia. Private companies operating in many business sectors in Vietnam are helping to create investment opportunities for foreign funds,” said Paul Coleman, financial expert from Price Waterhouse Coopers Vietnam .

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