VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2011

After 2 successful editions, VCCircle is happy to announce the 3rd edition of its annual VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit with a clear agenda to bring together India’s prominent healthcare entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital investors.

Indian healthcare market, being one of the prominent contributors to the country’s gross domestic product, reflects the sheer size and scope of this business segment. According to ratings agency Fitch, Indian healthcare sector will double its size to $100 billion by 2015, especially as the country sees a rise in the incidence of lifestyle-related diseases and a growing elderly population. These factors paired with a rise in income levels emphasise the need and opportunities for better healthcare facilities in the country.

On the data front, Indian Healthcare has witnessed more than 275 private equity deals valued at $2.9 billion and 382 M&A deals valued at $19.4 billion.

Join us at VCCircle’s third edition of healthcare investment summit as it brings together doctors, medico-entrepreneurs, healthcare CEOs, private equity and venture capital investors for an exclusive round table gathering to explore, discuss and debate the road ahead for Indian Healthcare.


8:45am - 9:45am
Tea & Registration

9:45am - 10:00am
Introduction Note
Sahad P.V. - Founder & Editor, VCCircle

10:00am - 11:00am
Panel I: Understanding The Indian Healthcare Macro Story
As Indian healthcare sector doubles its size to $100 billion by 2015, how will the various sub segments in healthcare pan out? What are the visible opportunities for investments & entrepreneurship? What are the unique sub segments attractive in the coming years? Thoughts on multi-speciality, single-speciality, rural healthcare, diagnostics, pharmacy retail, pathology, medical devices and equipments. What is the healthcare story for tier2 & tier3 cities?

Rajiv Maliwal - Founder & Managing Partner, Sabre Capital (Moderator)
Naveen Wadhera - Country Head, TA Associates
Amit Hirawat - Director, India Value Fund Advisors
Dr. Om Manchanda - CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs
Anjan Bose - President, Philips India
Manoj Gopalakrishna, MD, Becton Dickinson India

11:00am - 11:20am
Tea & Networking

11:20am - 11:50am
Entrepreneur Presentation
A private equity funded entrepreneur will make a 30-minute presentation on:
- The company’s early days and business model
- Significant milestones
- Growth path and projections
- How it raised private equity funding and scaled.
- Its growth curve in the macro sectoral environment.

Ashutosh Garg - Chairman & MD, Guardian Pharmacy

11:50am - 12:50pm
VCCircle Redhot Segment I: Multi-Speciality Healthcare
India, owing to its sheer size, has witnessed the emergence of some of the best multi-speciality hospitals and healthcare services. As the well established institutions grow further, new businesses in this segment are mushrooming at various corners & pockets to address the healthcare needs of the Indian masses. What is the road ahead for this market segment? What are the new trends, business models and services emerging in this segment? What are the opportunities attractive for private equity investments?

Ratan Jalan -Founder & Principal Consultant, Medium Healthcare (Moderator)
Dr Sunny Sharma - Senior MD, Orbimed
Dr Sanuj K Ravindran - MD, Asian Healthcare Fund
Dr. M.K. Khanduja, CMD, BSR Super Specialty Hospitals Ltd.
Dr Amit Varma - President, Healthcare, Religare Enterprises Ltd.
Dr. S Chandra Kumar - MD, KMC Hospital

12:50pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Importance Of Brand Building For Healthcare Sector Players
In a free and rapidly growing economy, business growth is linked to exponential growth of the brand, and healthcare is no exception. Advertising is the key to building a brand, which in turn helps expand customer base and command premiums.

Sudhir Dravid - AVP, Brand Capital

2:30pm - 3:30pm
VCCircle Redhot Segment II: Single-Speciality Healthcare
This segment, characterised by asset-light unique business models, has emerged as a recurring theme for private equity and venture capital investors. The panel will focus on opportunities in specialities such as eye care, dental care, oncology, fertility clinics, dialysis, orthopaedic centres and daycare surgeries. What are the challenges to scale & execution in this segment? What are the opportunities attractive for private equity and venture capital?

Dr. Rana Mehta - Partner, PWC (Moderator)
Amit Chander - Head, Healthcare, Baring India Private Equity
Dr Amit Sachdev - Director Axiss Dental
Senthil Kumar - COO, Vasan Healthcare

3:30pm - 3:50pm
Tea & Networking

3:50pm - 4:50pm
VCCircle Redhot Segment III: Diagnostics, Beauty & Wellness
With just a handful of large chains, diagnostics is still a much fragmented play. What is holding this sector back? What are the unique business models in this category? What are the opportunities in cord blood stem cell banking? Given the attractive Indian consumption story, beauty & wellness businesses are expected to witness immense growth and scale. What are the investible opportunities in this space? What are the challenges engrained this segment and how can they be addressed?

Alok Gupta - MD, Headland Capital Partners
Ameera Shah - CEO, Metropolis
Anil Maini, Executive Director, Batra Hospital & Research Centre
Mayur Abhaya - President, LifeCell International

4:50pm - 5:00pm
Concluding Remarks

5:00pm - 6:00pm
VCCircle Lounge
A special initiative where companies and investors can meet and network in a structured manner in a separate enclosure. Here, 10 select companies can make a 5-minute elevator pitch to 10 select private equity investors and venture capitalists.

5:00pm Onwards
VCCircle Unwind
A zone for informal networking and establishing contacts with entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.



Alok Gupta

Partner, Headland Capital Partners

Ameera Shah

MD & CEO, Metropolis Healthcare | @MetropolisIndia.

Amit Chander

Head of investments-Healthcare, Baring Private Equity Partners India

Amit Hirawat

Director, India Value Fund

Anjan Bose

Vice President & Business Head, Philips Healthcare India

Ashutosh Garg

CMD, Guardian Lifecare Pvt. Ltd

Dr Amit Varma

MD, Healthcare Religare Enterprises Limited

Dr. M K Khanduja

CMD, BSR Super Specialty Hospitals Ltd

Dr Mahipal S Sachdev

Chairman, Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmology, Centre for Sight Pvt. Ltd

Dr. O.P. Manchanda

Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Rana Mehta

Executive Director – Healthcare, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry

MD, Super Religare Laboratories Ltd

Dr. Sanuj K. Ravindran

MD, AsianHealthcare Fund

Manoj Gopalakrishna

MD, Becton Dickinson India Pvt Ltd

Mayur Abhaya Srisrimal

Executive Director, LifeCell International

Naveen Wadhera

Director, TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd.

Rajiv Maliwal

Founder & Managing Partner, Sabre Capital

Ratan Jalan

Founder & Principal Consultant, Medium Healthcare Consulting

S Chandra Kumar

MD, KMC Hospital

Sameer Mehta

CIO, Atlas Venturez Family Office

Sudhir Dravid

Asst VP, Brand Capital

Sunny Sharma

Sr MD, OrbiMed Advisors

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The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

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