Sanpower Group and China CITIC Bank said they would establish a healthcare industry M&A fund with targeted fundraising of RMB20 billion (US$2.9 billion) to support Sanpower's strategic push into healthcare, the firms announced yesterday.
The fund will back Sanpower's global expansion in medical care and biotechnology across the healthcare sectors, including investing and acquiring overseas projects, importing advanced technologies, improving industry supply chains and creating an industry ecosystem.
Founded in 1993, Sanpower has been building and buying healthcare assets in recent years, including acquiring Israeli senior care company Natali several years ago and announcing plans to acquire Valeant's biopharma unit Dendreon for US$819.9 million earlier this month.
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