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VPS Healthcare – sixth emerging market hospital group to IPO in London

GCC and Indian health care group VPS Healthcare has appointed advisors to prepare an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, following in the footsteps of rival NMC Health. We talk to an analyst covering the sector and look at the five emerging market hospital groups already listed there, who together have a combined market capitalisation of over £9bn (€10.2bn).

South African budget hits private health spending: sign of things to come?

We talk to our contacts in South Africa about what the new president and today's mid-term budget mean for the private health sector. Two measures were singled out in discussions, while the new incumbent has surprised onlookers by signalling that the much-discussed national health insurance bill will be put to parliament in the next few weeks. 

HCG plans international market expansion

Healthcare Global, the largest Indian cancer hospital chain, had recently acquired facilities in Kenya to establish its 1st comprehensive center outside India. As part of long-term strategy, in the next few years, HCG plans to have presence in Africa, SE Asia and the Middle East. Chairman and CEO, Dr. BS Ajaikumar, who is speaking at HBI 2018, explains.

Indian hospital plans growth with help from UK government

UK government private equity arm CDC has invested US$21m in Asian Institute of Medical Sciences in a growth round of fundraising. The group will put the cash towards more than doubling its bed count. We talk to chairman and managing director Dr N.K Pandey.

Saudi group turning hotel into hospital in Egypt

GCC operator Elaj Group has reportedly paid US$10m for an unused luxury hospital in Egypt with a view to turning it into a multi-speciality hospital. We talk to a hospital design consultant who has done this in India and claims its 25% cheaper than a new build.

Perennial rapidly grows healthcare services in China

Singapore-based property developer and Chinese health care service operator Perennial Real Estate Holdings reported soaring profits in 2017. We look at its strategy of building hospitals and care homes, often close to high-speed rail hubs. Perennial is pouring some of its profits as a real estate developer into building health care services in China. Perennial remained […]

Interview: Mark Middleton, CEO, Icon

Mark Middleton is group CEO of Icon, the Australian cancer care specialist which is making inroads into Singapore and China. He speaks to Healthcare Nova about the group's strategy to date, how it is expanding into South East Asia, and its plans for expansion.

Getting to grips with UHC in Indonesia – and what it might mean for India

Universal health coverage is being implemented in Indonesia, with full coverage planned for 2019. Meanwhile discussions are taking place in India about how to cover the nation’s 1.3bn residents. Healthcare Nova speaks to private equity firm Creador which has invested in healthcare in both countries. “What’s happening in Indonesia is a work in progress, we’re […]