Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd. (4197.KU) is in talks with Australia's biggest private healthcare provider to form a joint venture that combines several hospitals in Southeast Asia, a person familiar with the matter said.The talks involve Sime Darby injecting three hospitals in Malaysia into a vehicle that will also include three of Sydney-based Ramsay Health Care Ltd.'s (RHC.AU) Indonesian hospitals. The venture could eventually be listed on the Malaysian stock exchange, the person said.The venture, potentially worth over 1.55 billion Malaysian ringgit (US$499 million) based on rivals' earnings multiples, underscores the appeal of South East Asian hospitals for foreign investors wanting exposure to operations in fast-growing emerging markets with aging populations. Healthcare assets traditionally appeal to investors because they're largely shielded from swings in economic growth.Setting up a venture with Ramsay would likely build on positive sentiment generated by IHH Healthcar...
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