China Healthcare M&A outlook for 2024

In China’s dynamic healthcare market, M&A activities are booming due to an ageing population and increasing consumer health demands. The sector is seeing heavy domestic investments from Chinese firms and Government funds. PE firms are seizing M&A opportunities amid capital raising challenges. Chinese companies are also eyeing cross-border M&A for tech-driven healthcare targets. The market outlook indicates industry reshuffles, rising demands for elderly care and consumer health, and flexible growth strategies by multinational firms.

Investment trends highlight a focus on resilient segments, surging investment in out-of-pocket payment sectors and Chinese firms expanding globally, particularly across SE Asia and the Middle East. European healthcare companies remain attractive for Chinese investors; licensing deals are on the rise, led by Chinese pharma firms. 

In our latest Insights piece, we summarise the predicted outlook of China healthcare M&A for 2024:

  • Domestic strategics, Government-backed funds and RMB funds are investing heavily in China’s healthcare market
  • There is an increasing difficulty for companies looking to raise capital in private or public markets, leading to M&A opportunities for large-cap PEs
  • Support from the Chinese government to grow the private healthcare sector, including the development of private hospitals and elderly and home care services
  • Narrowing valuation gap between IPO and trade sale facilitates more M&A deal completions

Download the full report for more Insights regarding the Chinese healthcare sector.

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