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State-owned pharmacy buys minority stake in Swedish telehealth provider

Sweden's state-owned pharmacy Apoteket has bought a 20% stake in one of Sweden's smaller digital health companies Doktor24 from Investor AB. The move comes as the country's telehealth sector is under pressure to become more integrated with physical healthcare providers.

Orpea founder sells his shares

Founder and ex-chairman of global nursing home operator Orpea, Jean-Claude Marian, has sold his stake in the company, potentially pocketing €450m.

Private equity grabs France’s third-largest homecare group

French private equity firm Ardian has acquired a majority stake in Santé Cie, the parent company of medicalised homecare specialists Elivie and Asdia. We discuss Santé Cie's plans and the wider market with an expert in the respiratory sector from advisors Candesic.

Finnish region to launch €1bn healthcare tender

One of Finland's regions has taken a stand against continued SOTE delays by opting to outsource its health and social services through a joint venture worth up to €1bn with a single operator. It's the first substantial tender since new outsourcing tenders were banned in 2016 - could other regions follow?

MedEuropa enters French market

Pan-European radiotherapy group MedEuropa has entered the French market by acquiring a radiotherapy clinic on the site of an Elsan hospital. HBI speaks to CEO Ralph Hefti.

Interview: Reef Group

A specialist developer is planning to turn an underground carpark under a central London park near Harley Street into a four-storey subterranean healthcare and wellness development. Provisional talks with private hospital and diagnostic operators have been held, while wellness and leisure operators could be housed under the same roof. HBI talks exclusively to the team at Reef Group and its partners about the plan to transform historic Cavendish Square.

How do you solve the Belgian bed problem?

Belgium's three regions have vastly different occupancy rates when it comes to nursing home beds. Would pan-European policy favouring the free movement of retirees be a way to lessen waiting lists by funnelling them toward markets more able to house them? We ponder the question with founder and managing director of Belgian real-estate advisory firm Anixton.

Israel’s largest nursing firm in talks to takeover SHL Telemedicine

Shares at SIX listed SHL Telemedicine have jumped 9% at the confirmation that it is in talks for a possible takeover, with publicly listed Danal Group among the interested parties. HBI has increased its likelihood of a sale in the next 12 months to 85% in the HBI Pipeline.

Shrey Viranna quits as CEO at Life Healthcare

The CEO of one of South Africa's big three hospital chains and the owner of Pan-European imaging chain Alliance Medical has stepped down to be replaced by the finance director Pieter van der Westhuizen, on an acting basis.

Troubled public sector could open opportunities for German hospitals

Ameos, Germany's largest for-profit psychiatric provider by revenue, is bidding for a non-profit university hospital in Saxony-Arnhalt, northwestern Germany, alongside SRH Kliniken, a top-ten for-profit hospital group. We hear publicly-owned hospitals are in trouble and this could open up opportunities for the private sector across the country.

Aedifica acquires UK portfolio

Belgian REIT Aedifica has acquired five assets in the UK, its second deal in the country since it entered the market for the first time last January.

Mid Europa pulls Regina Maria sale

PE firm Mid Europa has pulled the sale of its Romanian healthcare provider Regina Maria, but may re-launch it in the second half of 2021.

Delays in Oman for insurance and hospital construction

Private providers in Oman are still awaiting the introduction of mandatory insurance a year after the country's Capital Market Authority said it would be introduced. Experts suggest a new timeline of Q2 2020 but could construction news also point to further problems in both the public and private healthcare sectors?

Interview: Thierry Chiche, CEO, Elsan

HBI talks to the CEO of Elsan, France's second-largest private hospital group and the largest private equity-owned one by revenue outside of the US, as it approaches its sixth - and possibly final - year of ownership by CVC. In this wide-ranging interview, Chiche discusses the group's strategy, the French market and exclusively reveals its latest acquisition.

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