Supply-demand gap in MENA healthcare creates growth investment opportunities for private sector
Source: TVM Capital Healthcare , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed April 5, 2017 2:33 pm

UAE. Dr Helmut Schuehsler, Chairman and CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare ,  highlighted healthcare as an industrial megatrend in the MENA region and other emerging markets including South Asia, at the Healthcare Business International conference in Westminster, London, yesterday.

“I believe that healthcare in emerging markets will offset slower growth in North America and Western Europe,” said Dr Schuehsler. He cited major growth drivers in the MENA region as a growing and aging population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, increased healthcare spending, and a rising number of high-income households region.

Healthcare spending has increased significantly across the GCC in recent years, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 11% (2010–14).

Dr Schuehsler added: “But in spite of growing healthcare spending in the GCC, public expenditure as a percentage of GDP lags the developed world by a significant margin. GCC governments increasingly rely on the private sector to help meet the rising demand for health services, and to help shift the burden of spending on healthcare.” 

“This, coupled with the recent introduction in some GCC countries of mandatory health insurance, provides a significant opportunity for investors. It is vital that investors examine business models as well as relationships with government when operating in emerging markets. Companies that are close to the regulatory authorities and remain aligned with the various licencing rules and reimbursement systems are more likely to perform.”

TVM Capital Healthcare has a strong track-record of investing in healthcare services and devices that address unmet medical needs. TVM Capital Healthcare Partners builds market leaders, which in turn build sustainable ecosystems in the various geographies where they operate.

Healthcare Business International is an annual conference aimed at senior healthcare leadership and investors, offering an opportunity to discuss insights and viewpoints on how the industry landscape is changing across Europe and Emerging Markets.

Photo caption:  Dr Helmut Schuehsler, Chairman and CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare

About TVM Capital Healthcare 
TVM Capital Healthcare is the umbrella brand for a group of companies – fund manager and fund advisor, operations group and advisory services, focusing on meeting gaps in healthcare provision in emerging markets, including the Middle East, North Africa, India and Southeast Asia. TVM Capital Healthcare is headquartered in Dubai with offices in Munich, Boston and Singapore. 

The fund manager and fund advisor TVM Capital Healthcare Partners Ltd., started operations in Dubai in 2007. The company is part of TVM Capital International an affiliation of global venture capital and private equity firms with an operating track-record of over 30 years.

TVM Capital Healthcare’s team of investment professionals brings a wealth of experience in investment and successful exits across multiple markets. TVM Capital Healthcare is operating from the Dubai Financial Centre (DIFC) and is licensed and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

TVM Capital Healthcare’s’ current investment portfolio includes a long-term care and rehabilitation center and the largest homecare company in the UAE, a medical devices manufacturer in Egypt, and IVF centers operating in the Middle East and India. Its investment into ProVita International Medical Center was successfully exited in 2015, demonstrating how a specialist private equity investor can create value in emerging market healthcare and contribute to their existing healthcare infrastructure.

TVM Operations Group DMCC, Dubai, has assembled a talented group of healthcare specialists, advisors and consultants who act as Operating Partners and Executives-in-Residence and other functional specialists in the TVM Operations Group – an accelerator company that supports the development of portfolio companies.

TVM Healthcare Advisors SARL, provide research and advisory services, including screening and  comparing new investment opportunities, conducting market assessment and market feasibility studies, delivering financial planning and due diligence, identifying strategic companies for acquisitions of alliances, analyzing market dynamics and building business plans.

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