Amid a sluggish global economy, strategic and financial investors continue to seek growth through M&A. Within the healthcare sector, demographic growth coupled with emerging models to deliver healthcare better, faster and cheaper make healthcare targets among the most frequent in the deals marketplace.
This edition of Global Healthcare Deals Quarterly highlights the rapid pace of M&A activity in the key healthcare M&A emerging markets of Brazil and China. We focus on the Brazilian deals environment, and introduce a mobile healthcare (mHealth) investment idea that dials into the increase in chronic disease incidence, ubiquity of mobile phone technology, and inadequacy of healthcare infrastructure in developing markets such as Brazil.
Notable market developments include:
|Aug 2012||Emerging markets grasp even greater share of healthcare M&A; Brazil is fertile ground for mHealth technology|
|Apr 2012||Invest in an evolving global hospital market|
|Jan 2012||Fast forward: Healthcare deals on the global horizon|