SE Asia’s pushes to primary care – but volumes and logistics are key

Providers in Southeast Asia have made a pronounced push towards primary care in recent years - but it hasn’t been all plain sailing with logistical challenges and high costs to contend with. Singapore and the Philippines are leading the way, as attendees at the recent IFC conference in Cape Town, South Africa, heard.

TVM Capital Healthcare raising outpatient SE Asia fund

Dubai and Singapore based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare is raising a new emerging market fund which will invest in non-hospital health care assets in the South East Asia region. The fund has a target of $200m and is expected to make its first investment in the first half of 2023.

Fresenius Helios launches revolutionary primary care offer

Fresenius Helios plans to become the first and only global health care service player by rolling out its Curalie telehealth plus a prefab diagnostic unit (the Cube) starting in Vietnam in October. Deals are being struck with governments in Ghana and Kenya for the group to offer primary care for €10 per cap. to millions. We talk to Fresenius Helios CEO Franceso de Meo.

HBI 2020: Emerging Markets – local trumps medical tourism

The IFC said at HBI 2020 that medical tourism in emerging markets is unlikely to normalise until the end of 2021. Providers say they are already doubling and tripling plans to build in domestic markets, rather than bringing patients to tourism hubs. 

Columbia Pacific Management sells Southeast Asian business and targets Africa

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management has agreed to sell Columbia Asia's Southeast Asia hospitals for $1.2bn cash and has kicked off a separate sale process for the Indian hospitals, sources familiar with the matter tell us. It is also planning to replicate its Asian success story in Africa, starting in Kenya, HBI can exclusively reveal.

Big hospital deals in Asia close to completion

A deal to buy pan-southeast Asian hospital group Columbia Asia has reportedly been agreed, while The Philippines' largest private hospital group's dual-track process is rolling on with a prospectus filed and second-round bids in.

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