On Thursday, March 16, private sector nurses in Portugal participated in a nationwide strike for the first time in history. The union is demanding better compensation, capped working hours, and better working conditions.
Ultrasound represents the biggest opportunity in diagnostic imaging in the UK market, according to a major operator in the sector. Portability, lower costs and larger volumes compared to X-ray, CT and MRI make it particularly attractive for agile for-profit providers in a sector long-dominated by the NHS.
London-based PE group Apposite Capital is among the most active investors in health care in Europe. HBI chats with managing partner Sam Gray about the state of the market and pricing, how he sees that changing, and the investment opportunities piquing his interest at present.
Orpea is trying to put a year of scandal, scrutiny, and scathing headlines behind it, but disgrunteld creditors worried about share dilution are attempting to derail its carefully crafted transformational plan. HBI speaks to a market expert to weigh up their prospects for success, and find out more.
An increasing number of Japanese investors are looking to invest in African health care. As Africa strives to increase accessibility to care and increase insurance coverage, we speak to an investor who things the Japanese model is a good fit.
UK-based Transform Hospital Group has gone through its own transformation recently. Historically a medical aesthetics, cosmetic and weight loss surgery-focused business, the group went into administration last year and was bought by a team including former CEO Tony Veverka who is reshaping it into a leaner, broader healthcare services provider. HBI catches up with him to find out more.
Australia-based fertility specialist Virtus Health has a new showpiece clinic in Copenhagen. HBI hears it is targeting both locals and medical tourists, and speaks to a source to find out more about the appeal of the Danish market.
German health minister Karl Lauterbach’s attempt to stop “locust investors” from owning outpatient facilities could actually end up benefitting large PE firms. HBI speaks to sources in Germany to find out more.