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.
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Insight & Interviews
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.
November 15, 2017
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.
November 8, 2017
Healthcare Nova speaks to the CEO of Emirates Hospital Group (EHG), whose company recently signed a deal to have their healthcare facilities managed by NMC. Could a merger-acquisition be on the horizon?
October 17, 2017
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.
October 10, 2017
Imperial College London released a framework for assessing the impact of private healthcare providers in the developing world this summer and it’s an interesting read, which suggests private funding will play an ever larger role in the provision of universal healthcare.
October 5, 2017
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.
October 2, 2017
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.
September 19, 2017
The world needs to produce more surgeons than have ever lived in the next decade. That statistic highlights the massive medical shortage that the world faces today. Our annual Siemens Healthineers survey found that staff shortages were the number one problem for private operators in Emerging Markets and the second most important in Europe.
September 6, 2017
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.