KKR-led consortium buys 6% stake in Vietnam’s Vinhomes for US$650 mil

A consortium led by KKR, a leading global investment firm, has invested US$650 mil (RM2.78 bil) in Vietnam property firm Vinhomes, Vinhomes’ parent Vingroup said on Tuesday.

The consortium, which includes Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, has paid the sum for a 6% stake in Vinhomes, Vingroup said in a statement.

Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest conglomerate, will remain the controlling shareholder in Vinhomes, a leading integrated real estate developer in the Southeast Asian country, it said.

Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited acted as sole financial advisor to Vingroup, it added.

Vinhomes has a market capitalisation at US$9.92 bil.

Sources familiar with the matter said Vingroup had received strong interest from Asian conglomerates and global funds for a partnership and the sell-down provided an opportunity for Vingroup to raise funds as it revamps its sprawling business divisions.

This is one of the first direct investments by Temasek in Vietnam in recent years, the sources said. – June 16, 2020, Reuters

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