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Temasek eyes up Indian investment

Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings has invested Rs270 crore ($38m) in Indian eye care chain Dr Agarwal’s Health Centre, taking a minority stake.

Mayo Clinic denies UAE hospital management deal

HBI hears rumour that Mayo Clinic, one of the biggest global brands in healthcare, is about to close an agreement with the Abu Dhabi government to manage a 700-bed hospital. Mayo tells HBI unequivocally this is not correct. 

IPOs no-show as market slows

Two of Europe’s biggest healthcare companies which were widely expected to IPO imminently are now, we hear, ruling out this year. Why the delay – and what does this tell us about the state of a slowing market? HBI speaks to an operator CEO and investment banking sources.

Brazilian healthcare reform: As easy as “changing a flat tyre on a moving car”

Despite widespread global criticism for his politics, president Jair Bolsonaro has inspired confidence in the private sector. The Brazilian stock market Bovespa reached record highs last week after climbing steadily for the last six months. Why is private healthcare not seeing more benefit, and how does it need to reform? We speak to two experts in Brazilian healthcare to find out more.

Abraaj hospital enters Lagos market as mandatory insurance launches

We talk to the advisor behind the largest ever all-share merger in Nigeria's hospital sector, which recently closed, combining an Abraaj-owned group with a Lagos hospital. The deal coincides with the city's mandatory insurance rollout, a reform that could be helping to prompt a surge in new capacity where Nigeria most needs it.

Mandatory insurance in Bahrain could cause problems for large hospitals

Bahrain is due to follow its richer neighbour, the UAE, by implementing a mandatory insurance programme this year. Yet its far lower GDP and population could make it difficult for large hospitals to flourish in the region. HBI speaks to two GCC experts about how legislation will change the healthcare landscape.

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