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Insight & Interviews

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.

Interview: Wilson Mayora Mogollon, Colombian insurance union Fasecolda

Colombia has universal and generally well respected public healthcare coverage, yet there are still millions who take out private insurance. Healthcare Nova talks to Wilson Mayora Mogollon, who is responsible for healthcare at Fasecolda, the body which represents private insurance companies, to find out more about the market.

Interview: Ngu Morchu, MD and founder of Yako Medical Africa

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”.

Interview: Anand Narayan, managing partner, Creador India

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?

FREE Why foreign investors have not flocked to Brazil – despite deregulation

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.

Interview: George Muchanya, deal manager, Growthpoint Properties

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.