The “next big what” opportunities unfolding in the life sciences space

With Dr Amit Varma, managing partner, Quadria Capital

Co-founder Amit Varma, a practising doctor, believes that the healthcare market in India and Southeast Asia market combined will be bigger and grow faster than US-EU put together by 2025. When it comes to the economics of healthcare, Varma believes the platform approach  – combining smaller clinics and hospitals under one group – is the way forward. The session will discuss private equity’s role in bridging the gap between the challenges investors face – manpower, technology and supply chains – and patient requirements – affordability, accessibility and quality. 

Quadria, the only PE firm in the healthcare space that looks at opportunities across South Asia had closed its second fund at $595 million last year, exceeding its target of $400 million. From India to Indonesia and Vietnam, the firm is scouting for new investment opportunities and targeting healthcare services; life sciences, pharma and medical devices; distribution or retail platforms; and health technology. It is also on track to close its second VC fund at $150 million soon.