What are the recent investment trends and opportunities in global healthcare markets and what regions are likely to draw future merger and acquisition activity? PwC's Global Healthcare Deals Quarterly newsletter provides perspectives on recent trends and expected developments in the global healthcare M&A market, including insights into emerging investment opportunities for strategic and financial investors.
Second Quarter 2012
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: