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Insight & Interviews

Interview: Shamsheer Vayalil, CEO, VPS Healthcare

VPS Healthcare, the GCC/Indian hospital and generic drugs group, with 2017 sales of about $1bn, plans to IPO within 2-3 years. Meanwhile, it wants to invest $150m in Indian hospitals. VPS founder 40 year-old Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, has also just launched a private equity fund Trovant Capital which has made its first investment buying a hunk of Amanat, a GCC fund which is investing (rather slowly) in healthcare and education. We caught up with him in London.

Interview: Anuj Arenja, CEO, QI Spine Clinic

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle in India is creating patients with more back and neck problems. Healthcare Nova speaks to Anuj Arenja, CEO of Indian spinal care chain QI Spine Clinic. He thinks he has a non-surgical answer, and is making £150m plans to more than quadruple his business over the next four years with expansion at home and abroad. 

Interview: Enrique Samper, CEO, NIMGenetics

Spanish laboratory company NIMGenetics has set its sights on Latam, and says it expects to see massive growth from its newly set-up businesses in the region. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and CEO Enrique Samper about how he’s looking abroad, while facing problems at home.

Interview: Dr Asaad Riad, Egypt In-Touch Assistance

Foreign investors are looking eagerly at Egypt ahead of government reforms which will allow private providers to treat publicly funded patients. Healthcare Nova speaks to Dr Asaad Riad, general manager for Egyptian medical travel assistance and insurance company Egypt In-Touch Assistance.

Interview: Nico de Waal, CEO, PSG Alpha

South African investor PSG Alpha took a 50% stake in nursing home group Evergreen Lifestyle for US$50m this month. The elderly care opportunity in the country is huge, says CEO Nico De Waal, but the problem is knowing where to start with precious little to consolidate.

Black-owned healthcare investment company lists in Johannesburg, is on the hunt for acquisitions

RH Bophelo is South Africa's first black-owned healthcare acquisition company. It floated on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in July, and thinks it has found its niche - targeting perviously uncatered for lower to middle income families, and consolidating the small players operating in a highly fragmented domestic market working in the shadow of the big three. Healthcare Nova caught up with CEO Quinton Zunga to find out more.

Interview: Teo Sarda, Sphera Global Health Care

Operating in 25 countries and across four continents, Sphera Global Health Care is building a global network of local expertise. Working mainly with insurers, the group acts as a middle man to assist access to international-standard medical services through local infrastructure – if it is not available. We speak to CEO Teo Sarda.