Cinven looks to take Synlab private as Covid boost falters

Frankfurt-listed Synlab could be about to be taken private following a non-binding full takeover offer earlier this week. With its full year results released yesterday and facing questions about its plans, HBI asks market experts what they think of the move.

Interview: Norberto Jannuzzi, Partner, Patria 

HBI caught up with Norberto Jannuzzi, partner at Brazil based private equity group Patria Investimentos and 'Making smart investment choices' panelist at IFC’s Global Private Health Conference in Cape Town this week.

KKR may switch to private credit to finance IVI RMA takeover

Facing an increasingly volatile market, American buyout / investment firm KKR may switch to direct lenders to finance its acquisition of fertility company IVI RMA Global, despite agreeing €800m of underwritten financing from four investment banks.

KKR set to acquire IVI-RMA

Multiple sources say US-based buyout specialist KKR is close to closing a deal to buy Spain-based global fertility player IVI-RMA, the largest group in the sector by revenue.

Brazil, the only way is vertical!

Payor/provider vertical integration is the most successful strategy in Brazil according to our experts. 2022 February finally saw the merger of the two Brazilian giants of vertical integration, Grupo Notredame Intermédica (GNDI) is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Hapvida. Together they became the second largest health care company in the southern hemisphere and currently have a market cap of US$17.2bn and approximately 17% of the Healthcare Plan insurance market, according to experts.

$3bn Amil for sale in Brazil

UnitedHealthcare owned Amil is for sale in Brazil. Reports in Brazil say the $3bn plus valued insurance and hospital businesses run by Amil are likely to be split and sold to at least two separate buyers. HBI speaks to a Brazilian source to find out more.

Intermedica and Hapvida’s get green light for merger

Two giants of Brazilian healthcare, listed HMOs Hapvida Participacoes e Investimentos SA and Grupo Notre Dame Intermedica Participacoes (GNDI), have received approval to merge from the country's antitrust authority CADE. The merger will create the country's biggest provider of health insurance policies, with around a 20% share of the for-profit market by number of users, and a 10% share of revenue.

HBI Interview: Carlos Nueno, President, International, Teladoc 

How fast is the world outside America adopting telehealth and digital care in all its forms? Who better to ask than Carlos Nueno, president International for Teladoc Health, which ties with Ping An from China for the title of the world’s largest telehealth operator. So, what new business models are being rolled out and when? And how are countries adopting the new technology?

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