TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, the region’s first private equity firm dedicated to the healthcare sector, has announced the appointment of Carl Stanifer as Senior Advisor. Formerly CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Mr. Stanifer will be involved in the growth and development of TVM Capital portfolio companies, Pro Vita International Medical Centers, Manzil Health Care Services, Bourn Hall International and also Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, where he will occupy a board position. He will also contribute to the investment activities through high-level advice, support of senior management teams and own entrepreneurial activities to identify and conceptualize investment opportunities for the firm.
Mr. Stanifer has worked in the international healthcare field for 36 years and was appointed the first CEO of SEHA following its formation by Emiri Decree in 2007. He previously occupied the role of Group Chief Financial Officer at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as several senior healthcare positions in Singapore, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the US.
Dr. Helmut M. Schühsler, Chairman & CEO, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners said: “As investors in healthcare in the Middle East we understand the need for marrying subject matter expertise and cultural understanding and awareness in order to create successful and fast growing companies. Carl brings both aspects to the table in abundance, and we are very much looking forward to integrating him in all our investment and management activities in the Middle East and India.”
Mr Stanifer added: “TVM Capital Healthcare Partners has established a strong reputation for developing pioneering healthcare companies in the Middle East and India, which follow international standards of best practice and bring world-class care to local patients. I am very pleased to join the team as it looks to expand its influence both within the UAE and elsewhere across the region.”
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is a member of TVM Capital Group, an affiliation of globally acting venture capital and private equity firms with an operating track record of 30 years. Led by Chairman & CEO Dr. Helmut M. Schühsler, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners was established in Dubai in 2009 targeting the growing investment opportunity in private sector healthcare across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The company has so far focused on making growth capital and small buyout investments from its first fund, TVM Healthcare MENA I. It has led investment of more than US$80 million in its five portfolio companies in the field of long-term care, rehabilitation, home care, fertility treatment and medical devices.
With the goal of establishing global centers of excellence on a local level, the company has established clinical affiliations with strong international healthcare institutions such as the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital) and Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes.
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