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VILAF’s Capital Markets Practice is jointly managed by the Finance Group and Corporate Group.   It is a growing practice following Vietnam’s recent enactment of laws and regulations on bond transactions and international listing of securities. 

VILAF won the “Debt and Equity Linked Deal of the Year” by IFLR in 2010.

VILAF has advised most of Vietnam’s landmark international capital markets transactions, namely:

International transactions

  • Advised Standard Chartered Bank in Masan Consumer’s issue of US$100 million corporate bonds, guaranteed by the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
  • Advised Vincom as the issuer in the issue and listing of US$300 million convertible bonds on the Singapore Stock Exchange, the type of first time in Vietnam, under the arrangement and underwriting of Credit Suisse
  • Advised Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group in its US$90 million bond listing transaction on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • Advised Credit Suisse as underwriter and lead manager in the US$310 million equity offering and convertible bond offering for listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange by Novaland Group
  • Advised KrisEnergy in relation to its IPO in Singapore
  • Advised Japfa, an Indonesian meat processor and dairy farm operator by the Santosa family, in its IPO valued at US$160 million on the Singapore Exchange
  • Advised Nameson Holdings Ltd in its proposed listing at the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
  • Advised Koastal Pte. Ltd. in the proposed listing on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. in connection to EMS Energy’s acquisition of Koastal Group
  • Advised Vincom Retail in connection to its US$800 million IPO and offering of shares to foreign PE funds

Domestic transactions

  • Advised Vingroup in its issuance of VND2,000 billion corporate bonds in a private placement transaction to be listed in the Vietnam stock exchange
  • Advised ANZ and Song Da Group in relation to the issue of VND 1,200 billion bonds
  • Advised Techcom Securities and Novaland in the issuance of VND600 billion domestic bonds with tenor of three years
  • Advised ANZ and Hoa Phat Group in relation to the issue of VND 800 billion bonds
  • Advised Citibank N.A. and ANZ (as joint arrangers and book runners) in relation to the issue of bonds (by way of private placement) by Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank (Sacombank) in an aggregate principal amount of VND2,000 billion