Albania

 

Many CEE markets to crash as remittances drop

Private healthcare markets in CEE/Southeast Europe are set to crash this year due to economic contractions at home and abroad, with many countries highly reliant on remittance money from abroad.

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.

Diaverum enters second new market of 2019

Soon-to-sell global dialysis provider Diaverum has bought an Albanian dialysis provider from investors and the country's dominant healthcare service group, marking its first entry into the small market. We talk to one of the selling party.

Albania’s biggest hospital group corners market

American Hospital of Albania, the country's largest hospital operator, has further consolidated the national market with its acquisition of listed Greek group Hygeia's Tirana hospital for a €1m cash fee and assumption of €29m in liabilities. We talk to the buyer's CEO.

Proactivity, political awareness and pro bono – the keys to PPP success in frontier markets

PPP success requires an awareness of the three Ps in frontier markets: Proactivity, political awareness, and pro bono work. That's according to American Hospital, the first healthcare services provider in Albania to introduce public-private partnerships to the country. Healthcare Europa sat in on HBI 2018's roundtable discussion on the subject to find out more.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Klodian Allajbeu, CEO of American Hospital, Albania

American Hospital in Albania has five hospitals, a medical centre and a lab. Set up in 2006, it focussed initially on stemming the tide of private patients going abroad for treatment, not on the difficult task of trying to prize money from a public purse that was being spent almost exclusively on public hospitals. That may soon change, however. Healthcare Nova speaks to CEO Klodian Allajbeau to find out more.

Permira to build new imaging services provider

Private equity house Permira is backing a merger between Mesa Medical, a Pan-European supplier of third party maintenance and used imaging kit, and Asteral, which is the largest provider of managed equipment services around imaging equipment in the UK. The deal will alarm suppliers like Siemens, GE and Philips.

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