Updated on 3 August 2012
Students have worked on a business development plan for GC-Rise in Beijing
Singapore: China-based GC-Rise Pharmaceutical, in which European healthcare venture capital fund INVENTAGES holds a majority stake, has partnered with Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business to tap the company's merger and acquisition potential and reshape the growth strategy.
Six MBA students, under the business school's Global Residency Program, on July 30 presented the business development planning to the senior executives of GC-Rise in Beijing.
With diverse professional experiences in varied fields such as finance, technology and commercial real estate, the MBA team produced a M&A strategy for GC-Rise after a wide-and-deep research on China's pharmaceutical industry trends, competition landscape, key players in the whole industry chain, related industries as well as GC-Rise's strength and opportunities in the market.
"The co-operation between GC-Rise and Georgetown's Global Residency Program has been three years, which can help attract global talent pool to do part in GC-Rise's growth blueprint," said Wren Zhang, CEO & President of GC-Rise.
Key ideas presented by the MBA team highlighted the fragmentation of China's healthcare market, the decreasing M&A activity in the industry as well as the projected rapid growth of the women's healthcare sector, pointing to a huge M&A potential for GC-Rise.