Medanta’s parent IPOs

Global Health Ltd, the parent company of Indian hospital chain Medanta, closed subscription for its IPO on Monday, with a valuation of 22,060m rupees ($274m). The share price has been set at 319 Rs ($3.96). The IPO will consist of new shares worth 5,000m Rs ($62m), and an offer-for-sale of up to 50.8m Rs ($0.63m) worth of shares.

Care Hospitals target of $1bn+ bidding war

Indian hospital chain Care Hospitals is the subject of a US$1bn+ bidding war between PE firm KKR, Singaporean state holding company Temasek Holdings, and Indian hospital chain Max Healthcare.

Indian M&A roundup

Indian health care is seeing a flurry of activity. Evercare-owned Care Hospitals is reportedly up for sale in India, while IHH Healthcare Bhd has expressed renewed interest in India after the Indian Supreme Court passed judgement in relation to its contentious dealings with Fortis. Meantime, the largest shareholder in India's second largest eye hospital has sold its stake.

KKR exits Max Healthcare

US private equity player KKR has solid its entire stake in India-based hospital chain Max Healthcare, marking its exit from the group, for around Rs9,200 crore. The deal marks its largest exit from an Indian firm, and is the largest single block deal done by any PE firm in India.

Metropolis denies it is open to bidders

Metropolis Healthcare, the big Indian diagnostic and pathology group, is determined to forestall potential predators despite talk of a $1bn joint bid from hospital chain Apollo and conglomerate Adani Group.

India’s Unicorns and Soonicorns

India’s health startups have attracted crazy levels of investment, creating five unicorns in a year, with more to follow. HBI takes a closer look.

IHH to “vigorously defend” $6.5bn lawsuit

Listed Malaysian hospital group IHH Healthcare says it will 'vigorously defend' a $6.5bn suit by US fund Emqore relating to the issuance of shares by IHH-owned Indian hospital group Fortis.

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