KKR buys into Vietnam's Masan Consumer

KKR invests $159 million for a 10% stake in Masan Consumer, in Vietnam’s largest private equity transaction to date.

KKR buys into Vietnam's Masan Consumer
Masan chairman Nguyen Dang Quang banging the gong at the stock exchange in 2009

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Company is investing $159 million for a 10% equity stake in Vietnam’s Masan Consumer.

KKR will be issued 14 million new equity shares in a deal that values Masan Consumer at $1.6 billion. The company, which is part of Vietnam’s Masan Group, launched its IPO as Masan Food before broadening its business.

Other companies in the group include Techcombank and Masan Resources. Sources said KKR will get proportionate board...

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