$1.3bn+ Ramsay Sime Darby sale revived

Ramsay Sime Darby, the South East Asian branch of multinational Australian hospital giant Ramsay, may be up for sale again. The previous sale process to Asia’s largest multinational hospital group IHH Healthcare Bhd was ditched back in September.

African healthcare’s do it yourself plan

The pandemic exposed the fragility of supply chains in emerging markets, and their overdependence on international networks. As delegates at the IFC’s conference in Cape Town, South Africa heard last month, there is a renewed appetite in Africa for self-sufficiency and a coordinated shift towards regionalisation.

KPJ Healthcare exiting Indonesia citing rules imposed on foreign operators

KPJ Healthcare Bhd, Malaysia’s second largest for-profit hospital group by revenue, is to sell its Indonesian hospital operations to rival Columbia Asia Healthcare. This will mark its exit from the country. Luxembourg-based PE firm CVC Capital Partners is reportedly considering buying a minority stake in the group.

SE Asia’s pushes to primary care – but volumes and logistics are key

Providers in Southeast Asia have made a pronounced push towards primary care in recent years - but it hasn’t been all plain sailing with logistical challenges and high costs to contend with. Singapore and the Philippines are leading the way, as attendees at the recent IFC conference in Cape Town, South Africa, heard.

TVM Capital Healthcare raising outpatient SE Asia fund

Dubai and Singapore based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare is raising a new emerging market fund which will invest in non-hospital health care assets in the South East Asia region. The fund has a target of $200m and is expected to make its first investment in the first half of 2023.

Suitors line up to buy $1bn Fullerton

Private equity firms Coalition Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus are reportedly short-listed to acquire South East Asian healthcare services provider Fullerton Healthcare Group for $1 billion.

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