Interviews

Spanish diagnostics/radiotherapy group triples footprint by M&A – and plans more

Spanish diagnostics and radiotherapy group Atrys Health has gone on an M&A spree since IPOing on Spain's small-cap MAB index in 2016. The market has responded bullishly, now valuing Atrys' shares at around 20x 2019 pro-forma EBITDA. We talk to CFO Jose Maria Huch.

Interview: Stefan Klussmann, co-founder of Planerio

Poor scheduling, especially in DRG funded models, can be financially devastating if it leads to closed facilities and wasted patient appointments. What solutions are available to the market? HBI speaks to the founder of one automated scheduling solution, Planerio, about keeping MRIs running through M&A, complying with the law and Germany's workforce shortage.

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.

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.

Interview: Marcin Lukasiewicz, MD Hospital Services Poland, Medicover

HBI talks to Marcin Lukasiewicz, managing director for listed pan-CEE healthcare group Medicover's Polish hospital division, a c.€100m business. What are the prospects for the private Polish hospital market, considering the virulently anti-private sector PiS government was just re-elected for another four years?

Interview: Rajesh Rao, CEO, IndusHealth

US healthcare is so prohibitively expensive that not only are employers paying for employees to have surgery abroad and covering all costs - they are paying the employees thousands of dollars as an incentive to go too! HBI speaks to the CEO of a company trying to grow the US employer-funded medical travel segment, who sees opportunities for providers in Europe and Latin America.

Interview: Carlos Fernández de Araoz, partner and head of senior housing at Azora

Spanish real-estate investor Azora created a listed healthcare investment arm, Adriano Care, this summer. The REIT has just acquired its first assets and plans to invest €250m in Spanish senior residential care. We speak to Azora's head of senior housing, Carlos Fernández de Araoz, about the market, business strategy and future plans for Adriano.

Interview: Charles-Antoine van Aelst, Chief Investment Officer, Aedifica

European REIT Aedifica has been expanding aggressively in Germany and is planning its first acquisition in the Finnish market. We speak to the group's chief investment officer about its strategy and what makes an attractive market.

Interview: Albert Fernandez, CEO, Healthcare Activos (ex-PJT Partners)

We talk to Albert Fernandez, former managing director for Healthcare Services in Europe at advisory firm PJT Partners and now CEO of Spain's largest healthcare property investor Healthcare Activos. In this wide-ranging interview, he shares his thoughts on fixed rental inflators, the Spanish market, and the internationalisation of Europe's hospital sector.

Interview: Anders Lönnberg, Politician, Health Care expert, Sweden

Joyously replete with war stories lost and won, Lönnberg, a combative diabetic and social democratic politician has spent the past thirty years fighting for change in health care. So what has he learnt about how health care works? And what is the solution?

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