The health sector will undergo intense transformation over the next decade, generating numerous challenges for companies, mainly due to new technologies and the increase in world population.
Global surveys and forecasts indicate that population growth, the rise of emerging markets – including Brazil, increasing urbanization, increased use of technology and climate change – will greatly affect the health sector over the next decade.
It is estimated that the world population will reach 8.3 billion people by 2030, which should increase water consumption by 40% and call for a 50% increase in energy production, as well as 35% in food production; consequently, there will be a large increase in demand for the healthcare market as a whole (services, equipment, products and new technologies).
In addition to population growth, the life expectancy of the population has increased, bringing with it a higher incidence of problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
In Brazil, the estimate for 2030 is that the population will be 223 million, of which 18.62% will be aged 60 and over, according to IBGE data. The healthcare system in Brazil is very unequal. Part of the sector is still struggling to overcome the old challenges, such as rising costs, inefficient management, and low availability of affordable services; another part is directed at technological advances and investment in financial management and quality of products and services.
To deal with this challenge, the players in this market must deal with the bureaucracy of the health system in effect in the country, such as: unstable regulatory planning; high tax burden and political instability. Such obstacles must not be allowed to affect the financial sustainability of institutions.
Thus, to be successful in this competitive segment, there is a transformative movement of the healthcare market in all its spheres, mainly through the acquisitions and consolidations of companies in the sector, combined with constant scientific discoveries and new technologies employed, generating greater gains in efficiency and profitability.
The healthcare ecosystem encompasses:
(a) large companies producing technology and equipment for the market;
(b) hospitals and clinics that provide services directly to final consumers;
(c) drug manufacturers; and
(d) startups and companies focused on new technologies that increase the product portfolio and bring innovative solutions to the sector.
The obstacles associated with the speed and dynamism of the sector require specialized legal advice and work in the area to ensure security and tranquility both in large-scale transactions and in the routine activities of companies.
Zancaner, Salla and Faustino Law Firm has a team that is constantly up to date with what is happening in the business world and, consequently, with legal advances on the subject. In addition, we use the most modern software and technological tools aimed at always speaking the same language as our clients, participating in all phases of the M&A process, providing quality and efficiency in the services performed.