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South Korean PE shifts focus to health sector



South Korean private equity firms are increasingly investing in the health sector, driven by an ageing population. Hahn & Co., a leading firm, is set to acquire US-based Cynosure, a medical device maker, following its recent purchase of Lutronic, a Korean medical laser company. The strategic merger between Cynosure and Lutronic aims to strengthen Hahn & Co.’s position in the global medical equipment market. The trend is echoed by other firms, like MBK Partners and Unison Capital Korea, focusing on the dental care industry. They jointly acquired Osstem Implant and Medit, a dental 3D scanner developer, targeting synergies in the expanding healthcare market. These investments underscore a strategic shift towards health care and wellness sectors, particularly in response to the rapidly ageing populations in Korea and Japan.

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