Switzerland-based diagnostics group Unilabs appears on track to meet its target to become a €2bn giant, after buying four companies based in three continents in just 48 days. CEO Jos Lamers tells Healthcare Europa why it is becoming increasingly important to diversify internationally.
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Insight & Interviews
What is the best hospital business model in Latam – one that can guarantee you revenues and make you profitable within a few months? Healthcare Nova talks to Gustavo Fernandez de Loyola, CEO of Mexico City-based Grupo Torre Médica.
August 11, 2017
Last month, Malaysia-based private equity house Creador invested in a healthcare services company - its first foray into the healthcare market. Healthcare Nova speaks to Anand Narayan, managing partner at Creador India, after it bought a 22% stake in Indian hospital chain Paras Healthcare for US$42m. Why did Creador want to invest in a company operating in some of India's poorest states?
August 3, 2017
How do you solve a problem like Nigerian healthcare? With a negligible private insurance market and limited-reach public healthcare system, it’s going to take an honest appraisal of the country’s problems and entrepreneurs with vision and drive to turn things around. Healthcare Nova speaks to Ngu Morchu, MD and founder of Yako Medical Africa which is pioneering new business models in imaging. He claims to have an answer, and he says it starts with creating “Africa’s Affidea”.
August 1, 2017
The Brazilian healthcare market opened up to foreign investment in 2015 – but has yet to see a lot of foreign investment bar a couple of large players. Why is this, what is the best model for operators, and where should they be looking? Healthcare Nova speaks to Brazil-based Marcelo do Ó, managing director at global consultants LEK.
July 27, 2017
South Africa’s first healthcare REIT, Growthpoint Healthcare, will launch this month promoted by the investor Growthpoint. Deal manager George Muchanya talks to Healthcare Nova about the Big Three of Netcare, Mediclinic and Life, and who else might be in the market to sell some of their assets.
July 26, 2017
Using AI and machine learning to interpret big data promises to cut fraud, cut costs, deliver massive system improvements and improve diagnosis. Worldwide, there are probably over a thousand IT companies seeking to use big data to improve healthcare outcomes, ranging from Dr Watson, Microsoft, Google, Siemens, Philips and GE through to a myriad of start ups.
July 5, 2017
How do you convince investors to lend you $46.5m to build a homecare business, when you’ve no experience as a healthcare operator? Healthcare Nova speaks to serial entrepreneur Meena Ganesh, CEO and one half of the dynamic husband and wife duo behind Portea in India, and asks her how she built the business, and about Portea’s plans for the future.
June 29, 2017
Pinak Shrikhande is principal of Delhi-based HealthQuad, a Singapore-based private equity house and Quadria Capital's offshoot company which is investing in healthcare. What is its investment philosophy, and approach to developing assets in telemedicine and recruitment? Healthcare Nova finds out more.
June 29, 2017
Are the Chinese targeting the Brazilian healthcare market in a big way ahead of an expected boom, and if so, what are they planning to do? And why is one of the largest PE houses in the country planning to exit one of the country's largest healthcare maintenance organisations (HMOs)? Healthcare Nova speaks with Martin Benitez, CEO of Brazilian advisory MR Consultoria, about the state of the Brazilian healthcare market.