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TVM in JV with Ukrainian rehabilitation group

Dubai-based TVM Capital Healthcare has invested in a joint venture with a Ukrainian group whose founder pioneered a method of cerebral palsy rehabilitation. It is not the first Middle Eastern player to splash on East European rehab expertise.

Can Americans at TPG understand Emerging Market health care?

Private equity giant TPG Capital has signed a definitive agreement to manage now-defunct Abraaj's $1bn healthcare fund. Some investors may want a re-pivot towards greenfield projects in countries like Pakistan and Nigeria, we are told, while existing portfolio and fund staff may be growing frustrated at the Americans' slow decision-making.

Political risk and fighting fraud in MENA

Political risk in the Middle East and Africa is high, and at times unavoidable. But at HBI 2019, consultancy firm McDermott, Will & Emery (MWE) offered its advice on how to safely do business in the region.

UnitedHealth’s Amil de-lists chunk of Brazil’s biggest hospital chain

Brazilian payor-provider Amil, owned by UnitedHealth, has partially or fully de-listed almost half of Rede D'Or's hospitals, the country's largest operator, while its president talks about "not referring patients to anyone who is wasting money". One local source thinks this is the beginning of a massive tussle between the two giants, while another says their size makes a swift compromise inevitable.

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