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Brazilian IPOs show an improving market – but were they a success?

Brazilian Healthcare providers Notre Dame Intermédica and Hapvida have both just gone public. Healthcare Nova speaks to a Brazil-based healthcare expert who shares his thoughts on whether the IPOs were successful, and what this means for the wider Brazilian healthcare market.

Opportunities in LATAM for those willing to think longer-term

Investors looking for medium- to long-term projects should look to Latam for opportunities according to a panel of healthcare experts at HBI 2018. A growing middle class across the continent, ageing populations and increasing stability in many countries, mean that it is ripe for investment.

What do nursing home opportunities look like in China, India and Brazil?

What do nursing home opportunities look like in China, India and Brazil? All three countries have the usual driving forces behind an increased demand in residential elderly care: an ageing population, a growing middle class, and a shift in the disease burden. HBI 2018 explored the similarities and differences in these three markets.

Interview: Ricardo Soares, CEO, Brasil Senior Living

Brasil Senior Living (BSL) is establishing a network of elderly and assisted living homes in Brazil - and currently has little by way of organised opposition there. Healthcare Nova talks to CEO and co-founder Ricardo Soares about his plans for the future, why he'd welcome a rival, and what he makes of Orpea's plans to enter the market.

Brazilian HMO IPO valuations revealed

Brazilian HMOs Notre Dame Intermedica in the wealthy Rio and Sao Paulo region and Hapvida Sistema de Saude, in the poor North and North-East, have set their IPO price ranges and revealed their offering size. One is valued at nearly twice the other, why? 

Two Brazilian HMOs will IPO by April

Brazilian insurer-providers Hapvida Systema de Saude and Notre Dame Intermedica will go public in the next two months. We talk to contacts in the country - one of whom is in no doubt about which they would invest in.

Higher sales in Brazil boosts 2017 revenue for dental benefits giant OdontoPrev

Rising membership in Brazil lifted OdontoPrev’s net revenue in 2017 as the largest dental benefits company in Latam reports strong growth in sales, but the company warns tax reform will hit earnings in 2018. OdontoPrev does not own any dental chains but has the largest dentist network providing care for its members. It has access […]

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.