YKVN awarded ALB’s 2021 M&A Deal of the Year for KKR’s investment in Vinhomes transaction

October 21, 2021

YKVN is delighted to announce that KKR’s investment in Vinhomes transaction in which the firm assisted Vingroup was named 2021 M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) by Asian Legal Business. The deal was among the 10 finalist transactions with deal sizes ranging from USD 150 million to less than USD 700 million from all SEA region.

In this transaction, YKVN acted as Vietnamese law counsel to Vingroup (ticker “VIC”) in the USD 650 million investment by a consortium led by U.S. private equity powerhouse KKR that includes Singapore’s State investor Temasek Holdings. The deal represents the largest investment in Vietnam by private equity funds so far. Against the Covid-19 pandemic backdrop, the deal is symbolic in the sense that it reflects international investors’ confidence in the Vietnamese market and macro economy.


These prestigious awards are one of the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia. They are held annually to honor the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house in the region. The awards recognize the accomplishments and efforts of law firm, in-house team or other teams.  The 17th SE Asia Law Awards event was held virtually in late October 2021.

The full list of winning firms can be found on the ALB  website here.

For more information, please contact YKVN Marketing Team:

T: (+84-28) 3 822 3155

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