Financing specialised clinics of the future: fertility sector attractive market opportunity in MENA region

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 17, 2011 - Dubai, UAE: According to TVM Capital MENA, a leading provider of equity capital to the life sciences and healthcare industries in the region, there are two main types of investment opportunities in the local healthcare space; highly specialised healthcare service providers that are well established in more mature markets (Europe, U.S.) but have yet to expand into the MENA region; and specialised healthcare service providers that exist in local markets but do not provide a sufficiently high quality of service.

    Youssef Haidar, who is a partner at TVM Capital MENA, will be discussing the financing of specialised clinics of the future at the Leaders in Healthcare Congress at the 3rd Hospital Build Middle East Exhibition & Congress which will run from 13 - 15 June 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Mr. Haidar says: "We view the healthcare market in the MENA region to be one of the most attractive markets for healthcare investments in the world. The healthcare market has experienced stellar growth over the last decade and is projected to maintain its growth momentum driven by a multitude of factors including demographic growth, high and expanding medical needs, more active investments by governments and private sector in the healthcare market, development of social welfare systems, introduction of private insurance market, increased healthcare regulation, introduction of compulsory health insurance in a number of countries; to name a few.

    "One of the key drivers of being a successful investment manager is deep domain expertise. It is because of this firm belief that TVM Capital MENA have been exclusively focusing on only one sector for over 25 years. Our financial returns are a true testament to our strategy as we have realised a gross annual IRR of 26% on existing investments over the last two decades. Healthcare in specific is a sector in which sector expertise is even more critical in our opinion to create investment value."

    According to Haidar, the fertility sector represents one of the most attractive market opportunities in the healthcare sector globally with the sector growing at 10%-15% annually. This is driven mainly by demographic shifts that lead to continuous increase in the age of women who seek childbirth. In MENA and India the growth rates are substantially higher, while the markets are significantly under-supplied both quantitatively and qualitatively.

    Bourn Hall Clinic is the world's leading brand in fertility treatments and stands at the forefront of medical innovation in this field. Home to the first test tube baby to be born in 1978, Bourn Hall has largely defined what today has become the standard of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Over 10,000 babies have been born as a result of Bourn Hall procedures over the last 30 years.

    "TVM Capital, together with the Bourn Hall executive management team, has developed a tailored regional service offering focusing on MENA and India. Bourn Hall India will be the first premier operator to offer standardised quality over a chain of centres under one brand, as well as a clinic opening in Dubai later this year," says Haidar.

    Leaders in Healthcare is a one-day conference which will address 'specific drivers' for leaders spearheading the tripartite strategic partnership in Healthcare: the government, the patient and the physician to improve the bottom line via productivity, efficiency and performance.

    The Hospital Build Middle East Congress offers a multi-track conference series consisting of seven leading conferences which will address hospital design and upgrade, surgery management, imaging and diagnostics, healthcare management, quality standards and accreditation, integrating business with healthcare technology as well as the Leaders in Healthcare event.

    The Hospital Build Middle East Exhibition is set to double in size with more than 100 exhibitors covering 3,000sqm of exhibition floor space net, with an estimated 3,500 visitors.

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