HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Consolidation likely in multispecialty as regional hospitals grow: TPG's Vishal Bali

September 27, 2016 | Joseph Rai

The healthcare sector has witnessed consolidation in the pharmaceuticals and the diagnostics space and the multispecialty hospital side is also expected to see some activity as regional hospitals backed by private equity firms grow in size and scale.

Ambit Pragma invests in Vidal Healthcare

September 27, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Mid-market private equity firm Ambit Pragma Ventures Pvt. Ltd said on Tuesday it has invested in health management company Vidal Healthcare Services Pvt. Ltd.

Enhancing patient experience should be priority, say panellists at News Corp VCCircle summit

September 22, 2016 | TEAM VCC

As hospitals focus on return on capital to their investors, their priority should be to enhance patient experience, said panellists at News Corp VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2016.

This can be done by putting in place small procedures and the use of technology, they said. 

Focus on biz model, cut costs for patients, VCCircle summit panellists advise hospitals

September 22, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Hospitals must choose the right business model and the country must have a robust insurance system to make healthcare available and affordable to all Indians as well as to attract investors, panellists at the News Corp VCCircle Healthcare Summit said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Kedaara Capital scraps talks to buy into RG Stone; other PE firms in fray

September 22, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Private equity firm Kedaara Capital has called off negotiations to acquire India Equity Partners’ (IEP) stake in RG Stone Urology Research Institute, which runs a chain of urology and laparoscopy hospitals, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Hospitals need to sharpen focus on growth metrics, say panellists at News Corp VCCircle summit

September 21, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

As hospital networks expand to newer cities and compete for customers, they would need to sharpen their focus on growth metrics and get professional management, said panellists at News Corp VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2016 in Mumbai.

Profitability matters, not single or multi-specialty, say VCCircle summit panellists

September 21, 2016 | Joseph Rai

The emergence of eye-care, dental and oncology-focussed companies has brought to the fore the debate whether investor interest will tilt in favour of single-specialty or multi-specialty healthcare companies.

Industry leaders discuss opportunities in healthcare sector @News Corp VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit

September 21, 2016 | TEAM VCC

Effective and affordable healthcare is a basic necessity for a growing economy. For a country as large as India, the government alone cannot take care of its people’s health and the private sector needs to step in to take the load off the government-run institutions.

Hospitals should take structured approach to boost performance: Alvarez & Marsal report

September 21, 2016 | Ranjani Raghavan

Private hospital operators need to move from an ‘entrepreneurial, intuitive approach’ toward a more structured approach to improve performance, professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal says in a report. 

Kedaara Capital may invest in Vijaya Diagnostic

September 20, 2016 | Joseph Rai

Local private equity firm Kedaara Capital may invest in Hyderabad-based diagnostics chain Vijaya Diagnostic Centre Pvt. Ltd, according to a report.

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