Healthcare plays an essential role for humankind and society by improving the living and health conditions for people around the world. The development of new drugs, medical devices as well as the provision of medical and care services to people continue on a sustainable grow path as global interest and awareness for Healthcare keep increasing. At Societe Generale, our team of Healthcare experts supports our clients as a long-term partner and trusted advisor across all strategic decisions and related banking services, including advisory services such as Mergers & Acquisitions, divestitures and IPOs as well as various equity and debt financing solutions.

Jesus Carrasco Abad
Jesus Carrasco AbadGlobal Head of Healthcare and Head of Industry Groups

Healthcare - Our expertise

Key facts & figures

Questions to Larry Williamson, Head of Healthcare investment banking at Societe Generale Americas:

The life sciences industry is considered by its very nature as socially responsible given its core mission to enhance the health and well-being of both individuals and society.
At a high level, life science companies have many of the same environmental and governance goals as we see with all sectors such as those tied to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, structuring of the board, and many other company-specific initiatives. But one important differentiating dimension of life sciences companies is their core role in contributing to health security and well-being globally, and this form of positive social impact is a central focus.
It's hard to think of a recent societal contribution that has been more impactful than the development of Covid vaccines but there are many examples of drugs, treatments and medical technologies that have made real social contribution to promote and enable health and wellness.
Responsible healthcare companies are dedicated to ensuring the safety and transparency of their products, and there is a targeted effort by these companies to have their products and technologies accessible to as many people as possible.
This can apply to individuals or communities that encounter various challenges gaining access, including for financial, cultural or, say, geographic reasons.

Societe Generale has positioned itself to support many of these initiatives through close engagement with companies across the ESG continuum.
At one end of the spectrum, we often provide peer comparisons and analysis at a granular level to help inform healthcare companies how effective their own strategies are. At the other end of the spectrum, and very much related to our core banking and capital markets activities, we support companies that are interested in applying an ESG element to their funding activities in the form of sustainable finance.
These types of financings can include green, social and sustainable bonds where the proceeds are used to finance or re-finance green and social projects or activities, or sustainability-linked bonds which include key performance indicators aligned with a company’s specific ESG-related objectives. Sustainable finance has its own set of investor considerations and execution components, and we leverage our experience and leadership in this area to help achieve optimal outcomes on individual transactions.

Success stories

17 Jan 2023
Proximity care to increase in Italy
Hippocrates Holding will further deploy its innovative pharmacy model to provide a first point of access to the NHS for...
Clients' successes
Hippocrates Holding will further deploy its innovative pharmacy model to provide a first point of access to the NHS for patients.
Proximity care to increase in Italy
29 Oct 2021
Benin: Clean water, healthcare system, access to clean energy
The first ever SDG Sustainable Development Goals Bond issue out of Africa
Clients' successes
The first ever SDG Sustainable Development Goals Bond issue out of Africa
Benin: Clean water, healthcare system, access to clean energy
06 Nov 2020
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social...
Clients' successes
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
07 Sep 2020
Modern and innovative hospital for the populations in Benin
In 3 years, a new university hospital centre near Cotonou will offer state-of-the-art benefits and services enabling an...
Clients' successes
In 3 years, a new university hospital centre near Cotonou will offer state-of-the-art benefits and services enabling an on-site management of all the pathologies that have been evacuated so far.
Modern and innovative hospital for the populations in Benin

Our Experts' Views

30 Jan 2023
Why we need to support healthcare’s vital acceleration
Jesus Carrasco Abad, Global Head of Healthcare and Head of Industry Groups gives his views on the healthcare sector on...
Expert views
Jesus Carrasco Abad, Global Head of Healthcare and Head of Industry Groups gives his views on the healthcare sector on pharmaforum.com - article published on January 30, 2023.
Why we need to support healthcare’s vital acceleration
24 Jan 2023
Making advanced medical equipment and services accessible for healthcare providers
Supporting leading medical equipment solution providers in healthcare financing: Best practice: Philips Capital
Expert views
Supporting leading medical equipment solution providers in healthcare financing: Best practice: Philips Capital
Making advanced medical equipment and services accessible for healthcare providers
16 Jan 2023
Financing a sustainable healthcare equipment industry
3 questions to Thorsten Arp, Vendor Relationship Director at Societe Generale Equipment Finance, in charge of Healthcare...
Expert views
3 questions to Thorsten Arp, Vendor Relationship Director at Societe Generale Equipment Finance, in charge of Healthcare sector.
Financing a sustainable healthcare equipment industry
30 Jun 2022
Healthcare companies are focused on ESG in distinct ways
Viewpoint by Larry Williamson, Head of Healthcare investment banking at Societe Generale Americas.
Expert views
Viewpoint by Larry Williamson, Head of Healthcare investment banking at Societe Generale Americas.
Healthcare companies are focused on ESG in distinct ways