Covid-19 pandemic: PEs pour $584 million into healthcare in 2021

Highest investment in the sector in last 5 years; pandemic expands opportunities

Covid-19 pandemic: PEs pour $584 million into healthcare in 2021
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The second highest investment in the sector took place in 2017, when PEs invested $503 million in 18 deals, with an average deal size of $29. 9 million

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Sensing a huge opportunity in the healthcare sector during the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, private equity (PE) players are upping their investments in the space.   

According to data from research platform VCCEdge, the PEs have together invested a staggering $583.82 million in the first five months of 2021 in five deals, which is the highest investment in the sector in the last five calendar years — from 2016 to 2020.

The second highest investment in the sector took place in 2017, when PEs invested $503 million in 18 deals, with an average deal size of $29. 9 million. In 2021,

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First Published: Jun 04 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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