We act as a strategic partner working closely with our clients to help them to mitigate risks and identify opportunities in order to create long-term value and sustainable growth.
While assisting companies in Laos in outbound investment across the region and beyond, we focus on fast-growing emerging countries including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam (“CLMV”).
CLMV countries have high import demand, abundant natural resources and low-cost labour and are open for investment from outside. These benefits, coupled with their open trade policy and advantageous geographical location, have made CLMV an attractive prospect for investors.
Nevertheless, as with any outbound investment, there are particular risks and challenges which businesses may face when doing business in each CLMV country. These include tax and regulations, infrastructure, labour, language and culture, and accounting and finance issues, which should be evaluated to avoid any value leakage and mitigate risks from the outset.
Considerations for ASEAN outbound investment
Considering the substantial economic growth of ASEAN countries, and CLMV in particular, many businesses in Laos have made a great deal of effort to penetrate and build-up their presence in these markets. Investing beyond the Lao border can be complex and requires investors to assess different areas such as:
How we can help
Connected through KPMG’s global network, we bring together professionals across the globe with different skills as well as extensive experience in strategic investment throughout all stages of the business lifecycle.
Our cross border teams work together to assist our clients to succeed in various ways including:
We offer global connectivity through KPMG in Laos’ ASEAN+ team with significant ‘hands on’ involvement from our senior members who will be fully accountable and ‘on-call’ throughout your investment lifecycle to help create long-term business value.
We help businesses by navigating them through these complexities and help unlock value by identifying key risks and opportunities at every stage of the acquisition.