AIF Capital Invests US$10 million in Huy

AIF Capital is pleased to announce the investment of US$10.0 million by AIF Capital Fund IV in Huy Vietnam Group Limited (“Huy”), Vietnam’s largest operator of self-managed, local Vietnamese food restaurants. The investment forms part of Huy’s US$15.0 million Series B fundraising.

Huy Vietnam Group is Vietnam’s largest, independently operated restaurant chain focused on serving Vietnamese cuisine with over 40 restaurants across three brand concepts, Mon Hue, Com Ngon and Pho Ong Hung. Operating since 2007, the company serves affordable and authentic local Vietnamese cuisine in modern and comfortable environment with high quality and consistency.

“The Series B round of funding will allow us to leverage our market leading position in Ho Chi Minh City and expand to Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi,” said Mr. KY Huy, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Huy, “we believe our multi-restaurant brand strategy fits well with the local Vietnamese market.”

“We are impressed by the professionalism and experience of the management team and the substantial progress Huy has made to date. We believe the company has all the right ingredients to be the leading Vietnamese restaurant chain,” said Peter Amour, AIF Capital’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We are pleased to bring in a leading Asian investment firm. I especially look forward to working with AIF Capital on the Huy Vietnam board as they add value through corporate governance and industry specialization,” said Dennis Nguyen, Vice Chairman of Huy and Chairman of New Asia Partners.

About AIF Capital

AIF Capital (www.aifcapital.com) is one of Asia’s long-standing independent private equity firms and is focused on mid-market growth opportunities in emerging Asia. The Firm has an established track record of over two decades in implementing a pan-regional strategy of identifying and growing companies as well as steering them through multiple major economic cycles.

Since its inception in 1994, AIF Capital has received investor commitments in excess of US$2.0 billion and provided capital for expansion and buy-outs through 41 investments in eleven Asian countries. Its team of 22 investment professionals across its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi and Singapore oversees a diversified pan-Asian portfolio of investments across various sectors. These include healthcare & pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, equipment leasing & logistics, consumer, bereavement care services, financial services and industrial manufacturing.

Limited partners in AIF Capital-managed funds include major corporate and government pension and investment funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, as well as multilateral agencies and family offices from North America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

For further questions, please contact Peter Amour or Doris Ng at +852-2912-7888 or email inquiries to info@aifcapital.com

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