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KKR and Triton sell large chunk of Ambea shares

Previous majority shareholders of Ambea KKR and Triton, through their joint investment vehicle Actor SCA, have sold over 12% of Ambea shares to the market this week in their gradual retreat from company ownership. 

FREE BLOG New HBI pipeline tool reveals long-held investments 

Nearly a third of all private equity-owned health care businesses in Europe have been held for at least five years, according to the new HBI Deals Pipeline tool. That suggests many private equity houses are struggling to sell on their investments.

Why UK specialist adult care is hotting up

Tough regulatory pressure, reputational risk and high profile scandals have put some operators off providing specialist adult care in the UK (which covers autism, learning disabilities and personality disorders). Yet interest from investors is hotting up and providers are growing rapidly. We speak to the head of healthcare at investment bank Alantra about opportunities on this market.

A poacher turns gamekeeper: Austrian health care reform     

After 19 years as a health care services expert working as an investment banker, analyst and consultant, Martin Brunninger has returned to his native Austria to become director-general for healthcare and social care. In this role, he is responsible for reforming the entire health and social care system under the new reformist conservative coalition government which came to power in December 2017 and is likely to hold power for a few years. We talk to Brunninger about the likely changes and his change in role.

Belgian psychiatry provider enters Netherlands

Belgian psychiatry operator Reseau Abilis has acquired a small Dutch provider, putting it in direct competition with Orpea's Woonzorgnet. We speak to a Dutch specialist about the sector and hear their thoughts on how to build a successful psychiatric business.

Integrated healthcare: What works, what doesn’t

What is integrated health care as practiced today in Europe? What can it deliver? And what are the barriers to its adoption>?  We look at the lessons from three large projects that have all run for over a decade - The Wigan Deal (UK), Tiohundra (Sweden) and Kinzigtal/OptiMedis (Germany). All three will present at the HBI Policy Summit, April 20-22, 2020, London. 

Interview: Tony Romero, CEO, Cygnet Healthcare

The UK psychiatry and disabled care markets are facing many challenges - the uncertainty of Brexit, an unstable pound, and scandals at The Priory have all taken their toll. We interview CEO of Cygnet Healthcare, Tony Romero, on the biggest issues facing the market and what future he sees for a sector where two of the biggest players could both soon be on the block.

Interview: Peter Graf, CEO, Tiohundra

Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – have been melded in to a single organisation. So what are the learnings? And are we going […]

CMG bought by AMP Capital

Australian private equity AMP Capital has bought UK specialist care provider Care Management Group (CMG). We speak to AMP's CEO, and a market expert who gives us his take on the deal and what it means for the market.

UK nursing home real-estate proving attractive to investors

According to a report by real-estate investor Octopus Healthcare, both current and new investors in UK elderly care will be allocating increasing resources to the sector, despite the market experiencing significant financial challenges. We speak to the company's CEO, Benjamin Davis, about why UK elderly care remains a hotspot for investment.

Interview: Ravi Gidar, CEO of Gold Care Homes, on UK elderly care

Elderly care providers in the UK have a tough market to navigate. While the sector awaits a government Green Paper consultation document this autumn, we interview the owner of mid-market player Gold Care Homes, Ravi Gidar, on what his plans are going forward.

Why investors are viewing the UK market with caution

Is the UK is losing out to Europe when it comes to healthcare deals? With so much for sale and so little buying activity recently, Healthcare Europa catches up with a UK market analyst to find out more.

Payor-operator agreement heralds quiet revolution in Czech Republic

A quiet healthcare revolution is taking place in the Czech Republic. For the first time in almost two decades, providers and payors have reached an agreement on fees without the need for intervention by the Ministry of Health. Healthcare Europa speaks to an operator who says this is great news for private providers and a large step towards the creation of a more open market.

Interview: Ruben Bhagobati, AMP Capital

Australia-based global investment group AMP Capital bought The Regard Group, a UK-based specialist care business, at the end of last year. Healthcare Europa catches up with Ruben Bhagobati, who heads up the company's infrastructure investment arm in Europe, to find out why he thinks the European specialist care market is the one to watch.

Attendo to sell Finnish healthcare business

As predicted in October by Healthcare Europa, Attendo, the largest Nordic care group, plans to sell its Finnish healthcare business while retaining its core business of elderly care, social psychiatry and care for people with disabilities.

Are you ready for GDPR?

The clock is ticking for businesses to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on May 25. Healthcare Europa talks to Aetna International's CIO Alan Payne to find out what the data handling regulations mean for healthcare insurers and operators, and the challenges on the path to compliance.

M&A pushes Attendo’s 2017 revenue higher

Income from recent expansions pushed pan-Nordic care home group Attendo’s revenue in 2017 higher, but the ailing Danish market has hit profit margin, the company said on 15 February. We also speculate on the new CEO.
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