South Asia Health

Headquartered in Hyderabad, the CARE Hospitals Group is a specialist healthcare provider. The group has facilities across nine cities operating 2,345 beds throughout central, western and south-eastern India, making it India’s fifth largest healthcare provider by number of beds.

Our investment

In 2016, a consortium of investors, including the Abraaj Group, CDC, and medical equipment supplier Medtronic, acquired CARE Hospitals Group. Our commitment was $30 million.

Expected impact

Our investment supports CARE’s aim to provide high-quality and accessible healthcare services to over 95,000 inpatients in India each year. The company has shown strong success in its home market of Southern India and is also making good progress in the less well-served markets of Eastern and Central India.

The company has been a leading advocate of low-cost healthcare and aims to target India’s emerging middle-class with affordable tertiary services.

CARE acts as a centre and model for training medical talent and ensures the deployment of managerial best practices. In 2017, the group trained over 6,500 medical workers.

Environmental and social aspects

We are working with the company to further develop their environmental and social management system. We are also supporting the company to track and audit water, waste and energy use.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

South Asia

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Direct Equity
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February 2016

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