Hospital and pharmacy chain Aster DM Healthcare Ltd. (NSEI:ASTERDM) said it would look to acquire private operators to fuel expansion in India after hiving off its Gulf business for $1 billion. Last month, Aster ? founded in 1987 from a single clinic in Dubai ?

announced that it had agreed to sell 65% of its Gulf operations to a group led by Fajr Capital and would use the funds for a dividend payout and expansion.