According to Mark Carnegie, the Founder of M.H. Carnegie & Co., a venture capital, private equity and advisory firm, Obamacare is a great thing for Australia’s healthcare sector.

He’s invested $6 million as part of a $20 million funding round for the Seattle-based medical device maker Cardiac Dimensions, according to the AFR.

The Obamacare reforms have made it hard for a lot of US health start-ups to secure funding, but this means they can bring their innovations here.

“There’s been this big meltdown in American health care venture capital,” he said.

With the new funding, Cardiac Dimensions can move to Australia, and undertake a series of clinical trials for a device that treats a heart condition.

“We’re trying to do the reverse of what the Silicon Valley companies are doing,” Carnegie told the Fin.

“They’re trying to steal ideas from Australia and send them to the US.”

Also, by coming to Australia, the company’s trials are subsidised by the government’s incentives for research & development.

Source: Business Insider


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To help foster new funding in the Brazilian capital market, Brazilian Development Bank BNDES target to spend over to 3 billion reais ($1.35 billion) on stakes in buyout investment vehicles and share offerings by small- and mid-sized companies.

The program will be carried out mainly by BNDES’s investment holding company, BNDESPar, the Rio de Janeiro-based lender said in a statement on Tuesday. About 2 billion reais of the money will go to investment vehicles managed by 12 private-equity and venture-capital firms in Brazil, the statement added.

The remaining 1 billion reais is expected to be spent on share offerings by small companies listed on financial bourse BM&FBovespa SA’s Bovespa Mais market, the statement added.

BNDESPar could also help guarantee offerings or lend money to prepare a company to list its shares, lowering costs associated with market risk and corporate governance.

Source: Reuters


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