Sources close to Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, homecare and healthcare group, say it is talking to interested parties about selling off parts of the business. But, as we hear a big deal is on the cards, what is it likely to sell – and for what kinds of multiples?
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There's a crisis in healthcare insurance in which traditional players face being squeezed out by large tech-savvy players entering the market and cozying up to providers. But there are also opportunities for insurers willing to embrace change quickly. Healthcare Nova was at the 9th Global Health Insurance Conference in Amsterdam at the end of last month talking to delegates to find out more. These are the four key things we took away.
October 18, 2017
There are clear signs that the World Bank increasingly favours working with the private sector in healthcare services. But there is a way to go yet and British NGOs remain intransigent.
October 11, 2017
A proposal to merge all ambulatory surgery care in Zurich into one location has provoked debate. We ask our contacts there what the thinking behind it is and whether it could work.
October 9, 2017
“Fat, 65-year-old gentlemen who don’t realise they have a huge problem.” That was one speaker’s description of insurers at last week's Global Health Insurance Conference in Amsterdam. Worryingly, most of the delegates agreed they had a problem.
September 29, 2017
That is a very bold statement indeed. But Prof Richard Boucherie at the Centre for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, reckons it is true. For the past 15 years CHOIR has been helping Dutch hospitals, labs and homecare groups to increase their efficiency through mathematical modelling […]
September 27, 2017
A new report suggests the MENA region’s five major cities will need 10,500 new hospital beds over the next five years – the equivalent of 70 new hospitals. Healthcare Nova speaks to the report author and to a government adviser who thinks he is wrong.
September 20, 2017
The first truly pan-European dentistry giant with clinics in around ten countries could soon be a reality after years of gradual bottom-up consolidation. A huge fragmented market remains to be conquered – but operators and investors tell us that prices are coming unstuck from reality.
September 18, 2017
European operators' interest in Latam continues apace, with French nursing behemoth Orpea announcing two joint ventures that will see 2,000 nursing home beds built in Brazil. With Belgian-based Senior Assist making a foray into Chilean healthcare, how viable is Latam expansion for the Europeans?
September 11, 2017
Can you make a successful business training doctors and nurses in private institutions – and charging for the privilege? Who will be the largest trainers, globally, in the coming years? As far as degree courses are concerned, it’s likely to be a private university network. A network like Laureate, perhaps, the US-based higher education network […]