Principal Investment/Merchant Banking
Vietnam Partners distinguishes itself from the agency model of fund managers and investment banks by making direct investments in its own funds, client companies and projects. The firm’s leadership believes that the key to successful investing in Vietnam is hands-on involvement. The largest limited partner in VIF-I is a group consisting mostly of VPLLC investors, including the firm itself.
Vietnam Partners is also the founder and major investor in Indochina Automotive LLC, the exclusive distributor of Ducati motorcycles in Vietnam. Project Development and Strategic & Financial Advisory engagements typically stipulate a significant role for Vietnam Partners in overall management in addition to capital raising and M&A advisory services. Direct investments have been made in Automotive distribution, Banking, Securities and Property Development over the years.