Healthcare’s presence in Asian capital markets has increased substantially over the last four years on the heels of substantial investments in private markets (VC/PE). Policy reforms and changes in listing rules, most notably in China, have led to an explosion of market cap creation for the sector as the universe of companies has expanded to include innovative companies, most notably pre-revenue biopharmaceutical companies. At the same time, substantial investments in digital healthcare, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, adds a new source of listed companies. This Insight focuses on leading unlisted healthcare companies in China, India, and ASEAN that have raised substantial amounts of capital and appear to be candidates for listing.
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