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Tata Capital Healthcare fund II raises Rs 955 cr

Tata Capital Healthcare Fund II (TCHF II), sponsored by Tata Capital Limited, has announced the final close of its fund with investor commitments of Rs 955 crore (~US$126 million), meeting its target AUM of Rs950 crore (excluding green-shoe). This was a follow-up to the Tata Capital Healthcare Fund I which had raised Rs411 crore (~US$70 million) in 2012.

TCHF II has received commitments from domestic and international financial and strategic institutions including some of the global pharma, medical equipment companies, development financial institutions and large European Institutions indicating their support for the TCHF investment strategy.

TCHF II is also privileged to receive commitment from the ‘Self Reliant India (SRI)’ Fund of the Government of India under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Visalakshi Chandramouli, Managing Partner of TCHF articulating the Fund’s investment strategy said, “TCHF II will seek to achieve returns by principally taking equity positions in healthcare and life sciences related companies having significant business exposure to India.

The investment strategy of TCHF II is predicated on the following two themes:

  • Domestic Healthcare and Life Sciences Consumption: Focused on the Indian consumption story in healthcare and life sciences related businesses. It is estimated that 60% of TCHF II’s investments will cater to this theme.
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences Competency: Focused on leveraging India’s expertise in the healthcare and life sciences sectors to deliver products / services to the world markets. It is estimated that 40% of TCHF II’s investments will cater to this theme. We remain grateful and would like to thank our investors for reposing faith and trust in the Tata Capital Healthcare Fund franchise” Vamesh Chovatia.

TCHF said, “TCHF II is seeking to invest across sub-sectors of Pharmaceuticals, Pharma & Allied Services, Healthcare Delivery, Medical Devices & Equipment’s and Digital Health. The Fund has already made commitments to three companies in the areas of Domestic Pharma Formulations – Linux Pharma; Diagnostic Services- Atulaya Healthcare and Digital Health – Deeptek Inc. and expects to announce its fourth investment shortly. The Fund has a rich pipeline of deals and is expected to continue its deal momentum in the coming months. The Fund will typically look at committing $5mn – $15mn per transaction and potentially a larger ticket size along with co-investment support from its Limited Partners who have committed to invest in the Fund.”

The USD 190+ billion Indian healthcare and life sciences market is estimated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (“CAGR”) of 14% over the next five years and it represents an attractive investment opportunity. Indian healthcare and life sciences market is the second fastest-growing market in the world. India’s population of over 1.3 billion people provides a strong demand driver as there is a significant mismatch between supply and demand in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

The team considers that this supply-demand mismatch, combined with the world class skill sets of India’s healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals, make the healthcare and life sciences sector a compelling investment opportunity. IndiaInfoline

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