In recent years, the market has experienced the strategic moves of investors, including mergers and acquisitions and development cooperation.
Some typical M&A trade deals include Hong Kong based Gaw Capital Partners' acquisition of a series of high-value commercial properties from Indochina Land and Malaysia based Gamuda Land's acquisition of local investors’ stakes in the Celadon City eco-urban complex project in HoChiMinh city, which covers a land of 82 hectares and investment capital of over US$1 billion.
Although the local investors are not impressive as foreign ones, they play an important role, shown in M&A trade deals and development cooperation when they share their understanding of market and experience in product development.
In 2017, the trend of M&A continues to show its persistence with many bustling activities.
We have witnessed a series of moves from foreign investors, especially Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore, particularly, a foreign investor acquired 70% of the ownership of A&B office building in the central of Ho Chi Minh City, etc..
In general, the dynamic M&A activity from small to large scale in Vietnam’s real estate market has proven the high credibility in the growth momentum and a new sustainable development period.
With the developments in the last one year, the real estate M&A can be expected to be blooming in 2017.