Manipal to Medanta: Will Ranjan Pai finally break the no-deal jinx?
Manipal Hospitals has shopped around, evaluated several hospitals but not closed a deal in years. It has gone out on a limb to bid for Medanta. Will Dr Trehan sell to Dr Pai? Pai talks failed deals and upcoming ones
Since 2013, Manipal Hospitals hasn’t acquired any hospital despite needing it to grow and give its investors exits
It lost Fortis Healthcare in spite of making three bids. It now wants Medanta, and Manipal group chief Ranjan Pai has ideas about how to integrate the southern and northern hospitals
With 5 million patients and several thousand beds, a Manipal-Medanta combine will emerge as the largest hospital chain in India. Will efficiencies reach patients?
Pai has some plans, but for that, he needs to close the Rs 5,800-crore deal. Within the next few weeks. Will he?
A hospital-private equity deal is always in the works in India. Entrepreneurs prefer to buy, not build. For obvious reasons. Borrowing is limited for acquisitions, owners need equity financing. Why not. A mid-to-large size hospital is a 15-20 year business, yet it’s being grown with funds on 5 to 8-year exit plans.
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