Alternative Investment Awards 2016 87 Healthcare Partners Ltd. Company: TVM Capital Healthcare Partners Ltd. Name: Dr. Helmut M. Schuehsler, CEO Email: [email protected] Web: Address: DIFC Gate Village, Building 4 PO Box 113355, Dubai, UAE Telephone: +971 (4) 401 9568 / +971 (4) 439 0220 AI16024 TVM Capital TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is a specialist private equity investor that focuses on meeting gaps in healthcare provision in emerging markets, including the Middle East, North Africa, India and Southeast Asia. CEO Dr. Helmut M. Schuehsler provides us with a unique insight into the firm and the investment options it provides. TVM Capital Healthcare Partners was established in Dubai in 2007 as part of the TVM Capital Group, an affiliation of global venture capital and private equity firms with an operating track-record of over 30 years. The company was born out of the recognition of significant potential in healthcare investment in emerging markets, because rising incomes and, in some areas, aging populations mean that developed-country diseases are becoming more prevalent and government services are being stretched. At the same time, patients and policy makers are keen to raise the quality of healthcare provision. To establish a presence, firstly in the UAE and then further afield, it was necessary to develop a new licensing and payments regime. And to thrive, it was necessary to demonstrate that the care provided was as good as, if not even better than that provided in countries such as Germany and the United States. The process of value creation was therefore holistic – and included building strategic partnerships with world-renowned Spaulding Re- habilitation Network and Joslin Diabetes Center to deliver the highest quality of care. The result was the provision of expert clinical care and therapy through a patient-centric approach, with a high ratio of carers to residents. An investment made by TVM Capital Healthcare Partners in 2010, and which we exited in 2015, is an excellent example of these dynamics at work. ProVita International Medical Center essentially created the long-term care market in the UAE and, with private equity investment, became the foremost provider of acute, ventilated care in the region. Currently the firm is raising its third fund, TVM Healthcare III, which will invest in up to 12 healthcare companies in opportunities in Emerging Markets, including the MENA region, India and select Southeast Asian countries, providing TVM Capital Healthcare Partners with exciting fu- ture opportunities. In addition a number of highly attractive investment opportunities in all three regions have already been identified, enabling the firm to expand in the coming months and gain valuable new experi- ence and knowledge. Best Healthcare PE Fund Manager – MENA & Best MENA Healthcare Fund: MENA I HealtHcare Partners