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Mekong Capital

Company nameMekong Capital
Company typeLimited Liability
IndustryPrivate Equity
HeadquartersHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ProductsGrowth Capital

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Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused Cayman Island based private equity firm founded by Chris Freund, formerly of Templeton Asset Management, has offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. One of the first private equity firms to engage Vietnam, Mekong Capital established itself shortly after the U.S~Vietnam trade embargo was lifted in 2001, and has completed over 20 private equity investments in Vietnam through 3 funds with approximately 40 full-time employees.

Some of Mekong Capital's well known investments include:

*The Gioi Di Dong (MobileWorld) - Vietnam's largest mobile phone retail chain, with 157 stores nationwide, and more than 18% market share nationwide;

*Golden Gate - A fast-growing restaurant operator, with more than 32 restaurants within 3 brand concepts: Ashima, Kichi Kichi and Sumo;

*Vietnam Australia International Schools (VAS) - One of the largest K-12 private school chains in Vietnam, with 14 campuses for the 2010/2011 school year;

*DigiWorld - one of the largest IT distribution companies in Vietnam, representing brands such as Dell, Acer, HP, Toshiba, Samsung, Gateway, Lexmark, Logitech and others;

*MK Smart - Vietnam's largest card manufacturer, including mastercards, visa cards, smart cards, GSM SIM cards, loyalty cards, and scratch-off cards;

*Traphaco - The market share leader in the manufacturing, branding and distribution of traditional medicines and herbal supplements in Vietnam;

*Nam Long Real Estate - One of the most successful housing development firms in the Ho Chi Minh City area, focusing on low-cost and middle market housing;

*An Giang Plant Protection - The largest distributor of plant protection chemicals in Vietnam, and a pioneer in vertically integrated rice processing in Vietnam;

*Phu Nhuan Jewelry - The largest jewelry retail chain in Vietnam, with 150 stores;

*FPT Software (F-Soft) - The largest software outsourcing companby in Vietnam;

*Asia Chemical Corp (ACC) - The largest locally owned specialty chemical distribution company in Vietnam.

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