04 History Of Mekong Capital
05 Private Equity Pioneer
09 Best Practices
10 Our Mission
11 Our Team
12 Our Culture
14 Value Optimization Board
19 Adding Value
20 Vision Driven Investing 3.0
23 Mekong Enterprise Fund III (MEF III)
24 Successful Track Record
28 Loc Troi Group
30 Phu Nhuan Jewelry
32 Vietnam Australia International School
36 Some Of Our Exited Investments
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to buy) any securities or other financial instruments, nor does it constitute an offer to provide any
investment management services. This Brochure is not intended to provide the sole basis of an
evaluation by potential investors of any investment or investment service and should not be considered
a recommendation by Mekong Capital Advisors Company Limited (“Mekong Capital”) that any
investment or investment service mentioned is suitable for every recipient of a copy of this Brochure.
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Some of the economic and financial market information in this Brochure (including certain forward
looking statements and information) has been obtained from published sources and/or prepared by
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or results or the actual performance of any investment may differ materially from those reflected or
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When considering the prior performance information contained herein, prospective investors and
clients should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and
there can be no guarantee or assurance that the funds consulted by Mekong Capital will achieve
comparable results to those quoted in relation to previous returns or to projected future returns.
Prospective investors and clients should also note that market and macro-economic conditions and the
prevailing regulatory and tax constraints affecting Mekong Capital in the future may differ substantially
from those applicable to the previous Mekong Capital funds referred to in this Brochure and that in
the future Mekong Capital may operate with different investment consulting and gearing strategies
than those deployed in the funds referred to in this Brochure.
Mekong Capital was the first private equity investor in Vietnam and
has developed deep expertise as a result.
2016 Vision Driven Investing 3.0 implemented
2015 Mekong Enterprise Fund III
(MEF III) launched
2013 Partnership Model
2012 Vision Driven Investing 2.0 implemented
2009 Vision Driven Investing
pioneered & implemented
2007 Vietnam Azalea Fund (VAF) launched
2006 Mekong Enterprise Fund II (MEF II) launched
2003 First investments made
2002 Mekong Enterprise Fund (MEF) launched
2001 Mekong Capital Ltd incorporated
FULL-TIME PEOPLE IN
HO CHI MINH CITY
& HA NOI
Mekong Capital has deep experience of applying best
practices in retail and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Mekong Capital has cultivated the best team in private
equity in Vietnam.
Mekong Capital partners to build the best performing
businesses in Vietnam, and consistently generates significant
wealth for all shareholders as a result.
Our TeamOur Mission
165 25+combined years
of experience at
Mekong Capital team members
Mekong Capital’s corporate culture
is the source of our effectiveness. We
have invested extensively in developing
a team that lives our core values.
Choosing the view of life that we are the source
of what we choose, what actions we take, what
impact we have and how the world materializes
around us. Being the cause rather than the effect.
Freedom to choose, absence of force, and
Relating to other people as their commitments,
intentions, possibilities and inherent goodness.
Inspiring people to step out of their comfort
zones, play a bigger game, and break through
to the highest levels.
Fearless and relentless perseverance until
the goal is achieved regardless of whatever
obstacles seem to be in the way.
Honoring our word(1)
so that everything works.
Working together as a unified powerful force.
Communicating in a complete and direct way
so that nothing is in the way, misunderstood or
unhandled. Getting the other person and being
Athletic inquisitiveness. Relentlessly pursuing
the root causes and key drivers. Pushing the
boundaries in generating game-changing insights.
Honoring our word includes doing what we said we would do, doing what we know to do, doing what is expected of us by those
with whom we wish to have a workable relationship at work, standing behind what we assert to be true, being and acting consistent
with what we stand for, and honoring our Company’s Code of Ethics, legal and regulatory commitments.
Mekong Capital has an extensive network of overseas advisors, consultants,
former CEOs and regional/global private equity firms.
• Former CEO of Best Buy International for 10 years,
where he led Best Buy’s Non-U.S. operations,
including Carphone Warehouse in Europe, Five
Star Electronics in China, Geek Squad in Europe,
and the launch of Best Buy Mobile in the U.S.
• Former Managing Partner of Accenture’s global
• Currently Regional Marketing Director Asia Pacific
for British American Tobacco and previously led
the global launch of the e-cigarette.
• Former Group Managing Director at Kimberly Clark
for several Asian countries, including Vietnam.
• Former General Manager for food industry of
Unilever in Vietnam.
PETER A. BASSI
• Former Chairman and President of Yum Restaurants
International, overseeing all activities associated
with the International Restaurant Division of Yum,
including more than 12,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and
Taco Bell restaurants distributed across over 100
Retail and Change Management Expert
• Former COO of Central Retail Corporation,
• Directly responsible for a total of approximately
260 stores, USD 1.6 billion in sales, 11,000
• Former Managing Partner of both Accenture’s
Asia retail practice and Asia change management
Mekong Capital has a reputation for integrity, adding-
value, applying high standards, and only investing in the
best Vietnamese companies.
We invite potential business partners to research us with our
current and former investee companies.
Mekong Capital is strongly committed to adding significant
value at each of its investee companies:
• Operational improvements
• Building management teams
• Introducing best practices
• Actively engaging International experts
Mekong Capital’s Vision Driven Investing approach is a
framework for adding value to our investee companies
which is based on best practices in private equity, strategy
consulting, change management and executive coaching.
Vision Driven Investing has been revised several times based
on our actual experience of what worked best, and what
didn’t work, at our investee companies over the last 15 years.
ERP & PROCESS
The fourth fund advised by Mekong Capital focuses on
consumer driven sectors in Vietnam, typically deploying $8-
15 million per investment.
The primary investment objective of MEF III is to achieve
a high internal rate of return by investing in Vietnamese
consumer-driven businesses such as retail, restaurants,
consumer products, and consumer services. It may also
invest in companies involved in the convergence between
online and offline, especially in the retail space.
MEF III can make both minority and buy-out investments.
Fund III (MEF III)
MEF III has invested into:
Wrap & Roll is now recognized as the
pioneer and the top healthy Vietnamese
traditional food chain company in
Vietnam. Their own unique selling points
are reflected by a new way of enjoying
Vietnamese cuisine concept together with
a distinguished service manner. After 10
years in business in 2016, Wrap & Roll
has 16 restaurants in Hanoi, Ho Chi
Minh City and 4 franchise locations in
concepts to come to address a different
segment of the market in Vietnam.
ABA started as a temperature controlled
transport provider in Vietnam. In 2016,
the company entered the cold storage
business through the acquisition of a cold
storage facility in Hanoi with around
12,000 pallet positions. The company is
now rapidly evolving towards providing
an integrated cold chain logistics service
to the Vietnam market.
Our current and former investee
companies are among the fastest
growing, most well managed & market
leading companies in Vietnam.
profit billion profit
Transitioned from a small chain of 7 mobile phone stores in
Ho Chi Minh City into Vietnam’s first nationwide retailer of
mobile devices and consumer electronics, with more than
1,040 stores (885 thegioididong, 139 Dien may XANH,
and 16 Bach hoa XANH stores) across all 63 provinces.
LOC TROI GROUP
Transformed from a pesticide company when we invested
in 2008 to a full-service agriculture company, providing
total solutions to farmers and a vertically integrated
Vertically integrated to provide total
solution to farmers (CPC, seeds,
fertilizer and technical support).
PHU NHUAN JEWELRY Increased retail market share from 10% when we invested in
2007 to 27% in 2016.
stores stores60 670(e)billion profit
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large well equipped
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large well equipped
Transitioned from 12 campuses in which only 1 is a mega
campus with total of 4,300 students in 2010 to 7 campuses
in which 4 are mega campuses with 6,300 students in 2016.
Vietnamese curricula + English Studying program
Cambridge Academic Program + Vietnamese
Vietnamese curricula + Cambridge English
Shifted from the 5th
largest pharma company in Vietnam in
2007 to the 2nd
largest pharma company in Vietnam by
aggressively growing its nationwide network of company-
owned distribution branches and rolling out a direct-to-
pharmacy sales team, in which they sell directly to more
than 22,000 pharmacies.
AA Corporation: Revenues grew from US$9.3 million when
we invested in 2003 to US$75 million in 2015.
ICP: Revenues grew from US$8.7 million when we invested
in 2006 to over US$45 million in 2016.
Masan Consumer: Revenues grew from US$228 million
when we invested in 2009 to over US$858(e) million in
Golden Gate: Grew from 7 restaurants of one brand
concept, Ashima Mushroom Hotpot, when we invested in
2008 to 150 restaurants across 19 brand concepts by
Maison: a luxury fashion retailer in Vietnam, we invested
in 2008, with 7 stores across 4 brands (Mango, Nike,
Faconnable, Charles & Keith). Currently in 2016 they have
86+ stores nationwide with 22+ brands.
FPT Software: Vietnam’s largest and one of the fastest
growing software outsourcing companies with revenue grew
from US$52 million in 2010 when we invested to US$184
million in 2015.
Ho Chi Minh City Office
(Main office in Vietnam)
c/o: Capital Place, 8th
6 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel : (84 8) 3827 3161
Fax : (84 8) 3827 3162
HAREC Building, 12th
4A Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh District
Tel : (84 4) 3772 4888
Fax : (84 4) 3772 4868
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