Vietnam’s Mekong Capital names latest partner


Vietnam-focused buyout house Mekong Capital has promoted Nguyen Thi Minh Giang to partner of talent and culture.

Nguyen joined the firm ten years ago as a HR officer and would go on to lead the talent and culture team in recruiting senior leaders for Mekong’s former and existing portfolio companies.

She also organises workshops on corporate culture and core values for Mekong’s companies.

Mekong founding partner Chris Freund said, “Minh Giang and I have long been partners in transformation and building a strong culture in Mekong Capital.

“Minh Giang has been extremely complimentary to me and the senior management team, adding value in ways that are unique to Minh Giang. Her promotion to Partner is an acknowledgement of her incredible contributions to the success of Mekong Capital over the last 10 years.”

Mekong is focused on consumer-driven Vietnamese businesses in sectors such as retail, restaurants, consumer products, and consumer services.

In 2016, Mekong pulled in $112m for the final close of its Mekong Enterprise Fund III, which it used to make investments in nine companies, including ABA Cooltrans, Red Wok, F88, Ben Thanh Jewelry, Nhat Tin and Yola Education.

The firm is currently eyeing a $250m hard cap for its newest fund, according to a report by AVCJ from last year.

Mekong has completed 35 private equity investments in Vietnam, of which 26 have been exited.

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