25 May 2017 — Reddal was invited as a speaker to “AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Vietnam 2017” in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam on May 25, 2017. We presented results from our on-going work on how venture capital and private equity is affecting growth in various countries.
Although Vietnam is exhibiting rapid growth, a comparison to past successful Asian growth stories such as Korea show that there is room for improvement. The boom in foreign invested export-oriented manufacturing sector has failed to act as a catalyst to develop strong local industries and SME participation in the value chain. While consumer- and technology-driven sectors continue to drive private equity and venture capital activities, the lack of “back-bone” industrial development stresses the importance of further development. In our talk, we discuss how private equity can contribute towards unlocking Vietnam full potential through a bolder deal sourcing and value creation approach.
Please also refer to the AVCJ Vietnam official event program for more information on the event.