Investment in the healthcare industry is expected to increase greatly from just six months ago according to a recent study. In Q4 2010, 4.8% of Private Equity fund professionals said they planned to invest in the healthcare industry by the fourth quarter that number has more than doubled to 11%.
Venture Capitalists ranked healthcare high on their list of target industries. Of the 213 participants of the survey more than 25% said they plan to invest in biotech, medical devices and equipment, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services over the next 12 months.
“The upswing of private investment in the healthcare industry is likely due in part to a lot of different healthcare reforms around the world,” said Nigel Raymonds, a researcher and Senior partner of Navasota Group. “The increased attention can also be attributed to a longer term demographic shift to an increasingly older population.”
Navasota Group recently invested $150 million dollars with the Navasota Capital VI fund. The recently closed fund has committed $50 million dollars to mining operations, $65.7 million to the heavy industry technology, and $34 million to medical imagining and diagnostic companies.
About Navasota Group
Founded in 2003, Navasota Group (navasotagroup.com) specializes in; alternative energy, biotechnology, oil and gas technology, medical devices and instrumentation, imaging and diagnostics, nanotechnology firms, heavy industry technology, and mining operations. Navasota Group funds total more than $800 million.