The team uses its successful private equity investment experience, healthcare systems knowledge, in depth India specific healthcare experience and knowledge base to deploy the capital successfully and grow businesses and increase profitability. Somerset Indus also extensively uses its external network in the healthcare industry to generate unique insights on emerging trends in the Indian healthcare ecosystem.

Somerset Indus invests in various strategies while following underlying investment principles:

  • Focus on investing in small and mid-sized Indian companies in the healthcare services and products (including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, preventive care & wellness, healthcare financing, digital health and healthcare delivery models)
  • Invest largely in equity, quasi-equity, and equity related instruments or other securities in companies and make controlling or influential minority investments with various transaction structures including leveraged buyouts, buildups and growth financing
  • Back companies with strong management showing entrepreneurial passion and governed by solid governance practices and pursue active handholding as first institutional investors
  • Support proven, differentiated and scalable business models with strong competitive advantage and a visible roadmap to exit
  • Follow responsible and sustainable investing principles and invest in companies that address the market opportunity and improve health outcomes through innovation and technological tools
  • Undertake holistic risk assessments and adopt disclosure practices to give investors a clearer idea in advance of how investments might behave in stressed scenarios
  • Focus on preparedness and resilience in the face of long-term risks to minimise disruptions, when they occur