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Breakfast Seminar: What is in store for Private Equity investors in 2017?



Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon


Ho Chi Minh Events

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• Venue: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
• Date: Wednesday – 26th April
• Time: 8:30 – 10:00am


- Private Equity investment in Vietnam remains a significant driver behind Vietnam’s economic growth.
- The sentiment expressed by those operating in the Private Equity sector has an important impact on the economy as a whole, which the survey seeks to measure. Come to see ‘What is in store for Private Equity investors in 2017?’



- Members & co-host: VND 450,000
- Non-members: VND 550,000

RSVP to Anh at anh.ho@bbgv.org or call 08 3829 8430 Ext 107
Reservations not cancelled within 48 hours of the event will be charged and invoiced, as a no show.





Mr. Kenneth Atkinson – Executive Chairman, Grant Thornton

Ken has been working almost exclusively in Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR during the last 26 years. His work has included financial advisory, transaction support, appraisal of large projects, and capacity building projects funded by multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors. He has broad experience in advising Clients including commercial banks on project appraisal, debt finance, loan restructuring and equity funding.



Mr. Fred Burke - Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Fred Burke is the Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie in Vietnam. Recognised as one of Vietnam’s most prominent lawyers, Mr. Burke has extensive experience in International Trade, WTO and Customs, M&A, Foreign Investment & Securities, Banking & Finance, International Employment, Real Estate, Construction/Projects, Taxation and Dispute Resolution.
Having served in the Firm's offices in New York, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Mr. Burke came to Vietnam in 1991, where he became the first American to study at the University of Ho Chi Minh City after 1975. He helped found the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, has served as Chairman and Board member of its Ho Chi Minh City chapter for many years. He serves on the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Administrative Reform, he co-chairs the Investment and Trade Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum.




Ms. Mary Diana Tran - Deputy Managing Director, Vinacapital.  

Ms. Tran has 13 years working experience in investment banking, private equity, business start-ups, and operations management in Vietnam, China and the U.S.  Prior to joining VinaCapital’s private equity team as a Deputy Managing Director, Ms. Tran was previously VinaCapital’s Director of Strategy & Operations, overseeing the company’s strategy and operational activities across the front, middle and back offices, including business and product development initiatives.  Prior to VinaCapital, Ms. Tran was previously an Investment Officer at Vietnam Investments Group (VIG), a private equity firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  While at VIG, she spearheaded investment opportunity origination, investment analyses and due diligence, portfolio company management, fund macroeconomic and financial reporting, as well as fundraising initiatives for the company’s third fund.  Prior to VIG, Ms. Tran was an Operations Executive at Seaboard International, a former USD160m portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners (IGP).  During her time at Seaboard, she was responsible for establishing and initially managing a low-cost country sourcing, assembly and testing subsidiary in Shanghai, China for the company’s oil & gas wellhead equipment manufacturing operation in the U.S.  Prior to Seaboard, Ms. Tran was an Investment Associate at IGP in San Francisco, U.S., a private equity firm with USD2.2b of AUM



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