Business Models and Strategy


Icade Santé plans IPO as REITs bulk up healthcare

Icade will separately list its healthcare division Icade Santé on the Euronext by the end of this year, becoming Europe's largest healthcare-only REITs. The news comes as Aedifica singles out healthcare as the main spending target of a new €287m raise.

Life Healthcare entering South African imaging market

South African hospital and European imaging group Life Healthcare is planning to enter the imaging market on home turf, with up to 3bn Rand (€180m) earmarked for buying out radiology practices in its hospitals, its head of Investor Relations (IR) tells HBI.

Whistleblower and low occupancy hit Attendo

Pan-Nordic care group Attendo, which runs 350 nursing homes in Scandinavia, is struggling to recover occupancy in Sweden. The picture is better in Finland, but a scandal over the treatment of a whistle-blower in the Swedish press has damaged the groups image. 

Interview: Marc Saillon, CEO, Almage Alzheimer Centers

The French nursing home sector has produced some of the largest consolidators in Europe, such as Orpea and Korian. But even small groups are looking at international expansion. Almage, a group with just six homes and 530 beds dedicated to Alzheimer care, plans to hit Spain in the next few months and is looking at other European markets. Marc Saillon, the CEO of Almage Alzheimer Centers, also tells us that the group has expanded into consultancy in China.

Ambea Q1 points to slow recovery for Nordic social care

Recovery in the Nordic social care market is happening slower than expected as provider Ambea expects a hit on revenues and profits in Q1 to continue in the second quarter. Sweden has been particularly badly hit with EBITA down in both its elderly care and disabled care segments.

German hospitals cut staff as volumes fail to recover

Germany's third-largest hospital group Sana Kliniken has announced the layoff of over 1,000 employees, while number one Fresenius Helios is also cutting staff, as patient numbers fail to recover from Covid. Volumes are still lower than in 2019, Dr. Boris Augurzky tells HBI. 

Unicare founder furious after ousting

London-based private equity fund G Square Capital has taken full control of private health and care group Unicare. Founder and minority shareholder Tom Tidemann tells HBI he is dismayed by its action - but G Square's CEO tells HBI it was necessary to stop Unicare going bankrupt.

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