Business Models and Strategy


NMC shares suspended after CEO fired

Trading in the shares of scandal-hit NMC Health, the UAE’s largest for-profit healthcare provider, has been suspended. The move follows hot on the heels of the removal of the CEO, and the discovery of unauthorised off-balance sheet financing.

Nordic listed care companies: A comparison

The for-profit Nordic care sector has faced intensified scrutiny after scandals erupted at Finnish Esperi and Attendo last year. A look at the share prices of listed companies Ambea, Attendo and Humana gives some indication of the effect of this, where newly elected governments in the last few years have created environments more or less favourable to the private sector.

Rhoen expects 2020 EBITDA crash

German hospital operator Rhoen Klinikum 2019 sales grew three times faster than the previous year, but EBITDA was flat and is expected to fall substantially in 2020. Its move to outpatient is helping the top-line. HBI considers these results and board-level developments expected later this year.

UK lender targets care sector with new fund

A UK lender with a focus on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) says it is turning its attention to lending opportunities across the healthcare sector with the appointment of a new director, and the creation of a new fund.

Esperi Care acquired by creditors

Troubled Finnish nursing home operator Esperi Care has been acquired by its creditors. Growth at the group is now on hold, and its new owners say they will be looking for a new buyer. We speak to the chairman of the board of Esperi's new holding company.

Mini dialysis device maker raises $40m

We talk to the CEO of AWAK, a Singaporean medtech group that has developed a portable peritoneal dialysis device, which just raised $40m to accelerate its development and commercialisation in the US and internationally. What does it say about investor appetite for dialysis, considering the slow Diaverum sale process?

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