The healthcare investment space is starting to hit its stride in Africa. Two decades ago, the healthcare sector found its greatest asset and growth through the arrival of foreign doctors and missionaries. But the sector today is finding significant partnership in private investors.
The opportunity is vast, with many estimates placing the capital need for the sector beyond $25 billion. The continent accounts for 25 percent of the world disease burden, according to the World Bank. Countering this reality is also accompanied with growing challenges often associated with increasing incomes, as well as changing consumer preferences for better food and service options.
The healthcare space therefore requires holistic approaches across multiple verticals, including insurance, primary care, and medicine/foods. Private investors able to step into these verticals and provide global as well as localised solutions are poised to change healthcare in Africa while finding strong financial returns. For organisations wishing to penetrate into this sector, Oakmark can help to facilitate your entry.
Area of Expertise
Business Development and Management
African Economic Market
Political / Social landscape
Public Sector Engagement
African Market Intelligence
Business Plan Strategy & Creation
Market Entry Strategy & Creation