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People Digest: Willis Towers Watson names Asia director; MUFG Bank’s Vietnam head

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Based in Hong Kong, Edwina Ho will work closely with Willis Towers Watson’s institutional clients across the Greater China market.

Vietnam: VinaCapital pares stake in FPT; Taisho ups holding in DHG Pharma

Taisho is still cementing its position as DHG Pharma’s second largest investor after the State Capital Investment Corporation.


In Vietnam, it is about going after returns rather than chasing unicorns

While billion-dollar valuations help a market attract attention, an early startup market such as Vietnam needs to first build sustainable companies.


Japan’s Advantage Partners acquires Vietnamese fashion chain Elise

The transaction has marked the first acquisition of a company in Vietnam by Advantage Partners’ funds.


Vietnam prosecutors say Vinasun’s claims against Grab have no legal basis

Prosecutors in Ho Chi Minh City have appealed a verdict ordering Grab to pay compensation to domestic taxi firm Vinasun.


IFC mulls $100m debt package for Vietnamese tourism property developer

The loans will help finance BIM Land’s three new projects in Vietnam and Laos.


Vietnamese logistics startup LOGIVAN raises $5.5m from Alpha JWC, others

David Su, a founding managing partner at Matrix Partners China, also invested in the latest funding round. 


Mitsui may commit $100m in private placement issue of Vietnam’s Minh Phu

Earlier, In 2013, Mitsui acquired 31 per cent of Minh Phu Hau Giang, an affiliate of the Vietnamese seafood major.


Yeah1 acquires Thoughtful Media’s Thai operations for $1.55m

Yeah1 has acquired several media businesses including Thailand’s SPRING Me, France-based Something Big and US-based ScaleLab.


Exclusive: Mekong-focused Belt Road Capital targets to raise $100m second fund

Moving forward, BRCM will explore some larger private equity deals in real estate and infrastructure.