M&A Advisory

Introduction and assistance in assessment of opportunities

The key challenge for foreign buyers is to find matched deals. Business size is one of the causes of such a challenge. In the private sector, while a large part of potential businesses are either too small or having no immediate need for raising capital, others may not be ready in term of the corporate governance in general or internal controls system in particular. Buyers may also face issues in business structure. A majority of Vietnamese companies simultaneously run quite various business activities, of which buyer may wish to invest in only one. MBS can help scan the potential sellers in various industries and introduce a short list of relevant targets to potential buyers.

Advice on Vietnamese legal requirements
Making investments in either a Vietnamese public company or a private joint stock company, a liability limited company or a company where the Government holds more than 50% stake will involve various legal compliance requirements, including reporting requirements, taxation, registration, bank account, foreign exchange, and other specific compliant requirements applicable to relevant industries. Our M&A service team, with deep understanding of the Vietnamese legal framework and strong practical experience will assist you in planning and executing your deal smoothly.

Assistance in conducting due diligence
Conducting due diligence (financial, tax, commercial and legal) is often a tough exercise and can impact the success of the deal. Conducting Foreign Corrupt Practice Acts (FCPA) DD for buyers, which are listed in New York Stock Exchange and/or London Stock Exchange, is even much tougher. Deep understanding of the culture of the targeted seller, good planning of the due diligence will facilitate the whole process and make both parties easier to cooperate. Our experience will bring real value to you.

Assistance in conducting valuation
MBS can help clients in determining the fair value of the seller. This service can be provided to sellers or buyers in order to facilitate the decision making process. Our M&A Team usually deploys a number of valuation methods to come up with a price range for the client’s consideration.

Facilitation in negotiation
The difference in culture and business practices may make the negotiation process more difficult than it can be. Most of our M&A advisors have been trained from overseas and have strong experience in working with multinational companies and thus will be able to assist in removing such barriers.

Assistance in obtaining regulatory approval
In certain cases, M&A transactions will require a regulatory approval from relevant authorities such as in accordance with the anti-trust laws or where the Government imposes restrictions on foreign ownership. MBS has developed close relationships with various Government authorities, thus can help clients to obtain relevant approval to close the deals.

MN Capital  assists clients in finding a right partner(s) whether the clients are buyers or sellers, working out a win-win solution for both buyers and sellers. MBS provides a full package service to assist buyer/seller in deal structuring, selecting the targets, conducting due diligence (DD), valuation, negotiation, regulatory approval and supporting in required legal procedures for successful transactions.

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