An outdoorsman with a passion for mountaineering and a background in sustainable forestry, Chad Ovel found a good fit in Mekong Capital’s strategy targeting the frontier of Vietnam’s consumer markets
Vietnam’s Mekong Capital has backed a USD 50m Series C round for local financial microfinance provider F88 Investment, contributing USD 20m.
Having long eschewed industrial business models, consumer-focused Mekong Capital has made an exception in the name of environmental impact with Vietnam agricultural supplier Entobel
Vietnam private equity firm Mekong Capital has invested USD 25m Entobel, a company that makes insect-based ingredients for the animal feed, pet food, and fertiliser industries.
Mekong Capital has invested $10.2 million in Rever, a leading online-to-offline real estate brokerage business in Vietnam.
Mekong Capital has invested in HSV Group, Vietnam’s largest cosmetics retailer with a network of 105 self-operated stores.
Vietnam’s Mekong Capital has invested $10 million in local water purifier and electrical appliances maker Mutosi Group.
There is a perceived sweet spot in Vietnam where check sizes are too big for local GPs and too small for pan-regionals. Taking advantage means addressing structural nuances and strategic competition
Travel restrictions forced Mekong Capital to look closer to home when raising its latest fund, but the manager was already building out a more Asia-centric LP base
Vietnamese private equity firm Mekong Capital has closed its fourth flagship middle-market fund at $246 million, more than twice the size of its predecessor vehicle.
A successful COVID-19 containment plan has underlined Vietnam’s status as a leading investment destination in Southeast Asia. GPs are impressed but still hamstrung
Vietnam-based Mekong Capital has named Nguyen Thi Minh Giang (pictured, third right) as a partner with responsibility for talent and culture. It brings the number of partners at the firm to four.
IFC has proposed to invest up to $30 million in the latest fund from Vietnam-based private equity firm Mekong Capital.
Mekong Capital has launched its fifth private equity fund focused on the Vietnam middle market. A hard cap has been set at $250 million.
Vietnam’s private sector is rich in opportunity and many people have ambitions of building the next Mobile World. But engagement between entrepreneurs and private equity doesn’t always run smooth
Mekong Capital has spent the last two years helping Pharmacity bring Vietnam’s outdated retail pharmacy market into the modern age. Now the company is preparing to fend off a wave of copycats
Strategic interest in Vietnam is growing, especially among companies within Asia looking to tap growth no longer available at home. PE investors see them as partners – and sometimes as competitors
A booming domestic market and lack of success stories will likely keep outbound expansion a low priority for Vietnam’s investors and entrepreneurs until a suitable market niche can be found
Mekong Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in Pizza 4P’s, a Vietnamese farm-to-table pizza restaurant chain.
As Asian GPs trial a range of operational value-add strategies with an eye on shifting market dynamics, they are discovering that helping portfolio companies requires self-inspection
Portfolio companies in Asia’s emerging markets are increasingly enthusiastic about implementing environment, social and governance (ESG) policies, but only when they see clear benefits for their business
Vietnam-based Mekong Capital has exited its stake in Asia Chemical Corporation (ACC), a domestic industrial supplier, for $8.9 million, generating a gross return multiple of 2.6x and a gross IRR of 15.1%.