Essential reading for the healthcare business
 
 
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksHealthInvestor article
HealthInvestor Asia Seminar

Singapore’s Pan Pacific Hotel was the venue for HealthInvestor Asia’s February seminar on ‘Expansion strategies for ASEAN healthcare providers’.

The half-day event brought together a number of leading operators, advisors and investors who shared thoughts on the best ways for healthcare businesses to achieve scale across the region – with an emphasis on the importance of quality, integrity and building organisational culture.

Drew & Napier’s Benjamin Gaw started proceedings with a comprehensive overview of the regulatory implications of cross-border expansion, with a specific focus on telemedicine and the legal ramifications of the digital delivery of care. This was followed by a fascinating presentation from Dr Low Lee Yong, founder and chief executive of MHC Asia, who shared his personal journey of building up MHC’s presence across multiple ASEAN nations. Dr Low detailed the lessons learned and advised that it was crucial to think about “exit plans as well as forging partnerships” when going into new territories. 

The first panel discussion focused on opportunities across the ASEAN nations, with panelists observing that the region’s health markets were at different stages of maturity – “where priorities can be about simply providing access, rather than improving quality”. In that context, the participants agreed that providing the correct service at an affordable price was the key to achieving scale in what is still a fragmented market.

After an informative presentation by Cryoviva Singapore’s chief executive Dr Ashish Munjal on the nascent cord blood banking market, the session finished with a panel discussion between investors and financiers. The closing debate focused on the different ways in which you could access finance in the market, with an emphasis on long term investment and “patient capital”. Each of the panelists agreed that pricing was a problem in the market, with one warning that “you can’t undo over-paying in Asia”. Nevertheless, all agreed that the market potential was huge and that the private sector has a significant role to play across the region in providing capital and expertise. 


HealthInvestor Asia Summit & Awards
14 May 2019 | Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

Book your place today: ipevents.net/health-asia

 

Posted on: 19/03/2019

Latest news stories

12/12/2019
AXA PPP healthcare and Doctor Care Anywhere have partnered to improve the private online GP service, Doctor@Hand.
10/12/2019
Troubled care home group Four Seasons Health Care is to hand over 57 leasehold homes to new operators, after reaching an agreement with the properties’ landlord, Healthcare Property Holdings.
10/12/2019
HealthTech start-up PinPoint Data Science has raised more than £1 million as part of an early stage funding round, with support from investment platform Angel Investment Network.
10/12/2019
Current Health has closed an $11.5 million funding round led by MMC Ventures, with participation from Legal & General, Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
10/12/2019
In an interview with online magazine The Elder, shadow care minister, Barbara Keeley, has defended Labour’s ability to afford its social care spending plans.


Civica


HealthInvestor blog
It’s almost upon us: the most significant general election for generations, according to the historians and political pundits, the result of which will define the UK’s role on the world stage for decades to come...

Click here to view the HealthInvestor blog


Advinia Health Care chairman Dr Sanjeev Kanoria’s experience of dealing with the Care Quality Commission’s market oversight function has led him to suggest a revised approach
‘Jefferies healthcare temperature check’ report, released on 20 November, indicated that leaders in the private healthcare sector remain relatively positive for 2020. Jenna Lomax explains that more investor activity is expected next year but Brexit uncertainty still casts its cloud
HealthInvestor UK’s editorial team bring you the highlights from the 2019 Summit
Kathy Oxtoby examines the trends and opportunities available in the UK dentistry market and talks to some of the key players
The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges, while some independent specialist hospitals are under severe scrutiny. Jenna Lomax delves into this year’s ‘State of care’ report from the Care Quality Commission which explains why some sectors are facing “unacceptable challenges”

Click here to search all feature articles



Digital primary care

Earlier this year, the UK digital primary care market felt full of potential for investors but who are the players and what are the products that stand out now that the dust has settled? Kathy Oxtoby investigates
Read more


Christie + Co

my images



Domiciliary Care
Rob Munro talks to the head of one of the country's leading domiciliary care providers about challenges and opportunities in a sector where many companies have foundered
Read more