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First Traditional Search Fund in Southeast Asia, in Vietnam
LT Partners is the first-ever traditional Search Fund in Southeast Asia, and the first one to be launched in Vietnam. We are a group of experienced operators, entrepreneurs and investors focused on the SME market of Vietnam.
  • about
    THAI NGUYEN possesses a vast experience in M&A, investment banking, IPO, financial advisory, and assurance services in Vietnam and Thailand. When at BW Industrial, a real-estate platform co-founded by Warburg Pincus and Becamex, he has led the acquisition of 8 projects with total deal values of over 150 mil USD. He also has a strong finance and operational background by working as the financial advisor to companies in Logistics, Renewable Energy, Education, Farming and Veterinary, Manufacturing.
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    EDUARDO BATISTA has a background in deal-making in the large emerging markets of China, Brazil, and Vietnam, across the manufacturing, industrial goods, and retail industries. Most recently, he worked at Vietnam's most experienced private-equity firm, Mekong Capital. In Brazil, Eduardo was the point-person leading Artica Investments’ global expansion in M&A through Clairfield International. Before launching the Search Fund, Eduardo was accepted into a PhD program on Industrial Engineering at Stanford University, after graduating as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University in China.

Our Approach

LT Partners is a team of entrepreneurs, backed by renowned global investors, looking to acquire one great Vietnamese business.

LT Partners was founded by Eduardo Batista and Thai Nguyen to search for and acquire a great Vietnamese business. After the acquisition, Eduardo and Thai will manage day to day operations of the acquired business together with the investee company and its owners, to unlock the best version of the company’s long-term growth potential.

Unlike trade buyers, LT Partners is a trusted partner. We will get stuck in with boots on the ground to protect your legacy and achieve long-term, sustainable growth. LT Partners has the ability to tap into the combined experience and knowledge of a team of successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and advisors who have invested in us.


Investment Criteria

LT Partners is searching for a business that meets the below criteria

– High recurring revenue: >US$5mn in which >50% repeat revenue with low cyclicality;

– Stable EBITDA and cashflows: >US$2mn EBITDA;

– Long-term industry growth tailwind;

– Favorable working capital position and low capital intensity;

– A business in need of a succession solution;


Career and Cooperation

We are looking to partner with professionals across Vietnam willing to help us with anything from deal sourcing (as mediators/brokers for a standard finder’s fee) to deal advisory or due diligence.


We are also happy to meet the media, acquisition bankers, lawyers, accountants, tax professionals, or anyone who has been interested in search funds or specifically LT Partners and would like to work with us on a long-term basis.


At the same time, we offer positions to motivated professionals interested in private equity, search funds and entrepreneurship + investing in general.

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