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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

Healthcare in Africa needs rapid transformation






These are exciting times for healthcare. Emerging economies around the world are focussed on innovation and developing new business models for this sector, with governments in Africa working towards a Universal Health Coverage for their populations.

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Contracting value: Shifting paradigms

KPMG Healthcare Conference 2013: ‘Something to teach, something to learn’











Governments, hospitals and medical service providers across Africa are grappling with the challenge of providing low cost, efficient and effective healthcare to the continent’s increasing urbanised population. At the KPMG Healthcare Conference 2013, 60 of the top global leaders from the healthcare industry will convene to discuss how healthcare business models can deliver high quality care at low cost.

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Africa Brief: Nedbank fixed-income funds in Africa, diabetes threat, Kenya’s KenolKobil and more











Nedbank was considering starting Fixed-income funds in Mauritius and east Africa, similar to those it ran with parent Old Mutual in Namibia. The funds would hold securities of up to $300 million (R2.9 billion) with a maturity of less than 30 months. It would decide this year whether to open a fund in Mauritius. The funds would target short-term investors who wanted higher returns than local banks offered.

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private equity

Private equity executives and operational or industry sector experience











The results of our research show a high degree of consensus on this topic, with private equity directors’ lack of operational or management experience seen as a weakness in the way they interact with portfolio companies. Over 70% of those interviewed said that having managerial, operational or sector experience would give private equity executives more insight into the reality of running a business and a greater empathy with management.

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Working effectively with portfolio companies and creating value

Working effectively with portfolio companies and creating value











In 2012, a comprehensive survey was carried out with more than 300 non-executive directors and senior management who had experience of working with private equity firms.The survey analysed how private equity executives interact with their portfolio companies and revealed the strengths of the private equity approach, as well as the weaknesses, in order to contribute to the development of best practice.

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Africa Brief

Working with Private Equity portfolio companies: A survey











In mid-2012, KPMG and Directorbank commissioned independent research consultancy Private Equity Research Limited to undertake a comprehensive survey of more than 300 non-executive directors and senior management who had experience of working with private equity firms.The purpose was to look in depth at how private equity executives interact with their portfolio companies and reveal the strengths of the private equity approach, as well as the weaknesses.

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