Business Models and Strategy


Korian further consolidates French mental health

Korian, the major pan-European elder care group, continues its consolidation of the mental health sector in France. It has just entered exclusive negotiations to acquire the Osny psychotherapy centre based in the Paris region. HBI looks at this, and other recent acquisitions.

Antin considers sale of €1bn Almaviva

HBI hears that Antin Infrastructure Partners is considering the sale of Almaviva Sante, the fourth largest French hospital group by revenue. HBI speaks to a France-based consultant to find out more and to talk about potential suitors.

Looking to build an ophtha pipeline? Sell glasses first

What is the key to a regular throughput of profitable ophthalmology clients, and how does an operator fill its clinics? According to Ulla Näpänkangas, ophthalmologist and CEO of Finland-based Silmäasema Silmäsairaala, the answer lies in selling them glasses first.

Interview: Ray Berglund and Dominic Orchard, Alvarez and Marsal

The pandemic is causing many businesses and their investors to reassess their plans - and their portfolios. HBI speaks to Ray Berglund, Head of European Healthcare and Life Sciences at management consultants Alvarez & Marsal, and his colleague and Managing Director Dominic Orchard, about why they have never been busier, and the clear trend they are seeing towards carve-outs.

DomusVi founder and management take control from ICG

The management of DomusVi, the pan-European nursing home group, backed by DomusVi founder Yves Journel's investment vehicle, have bought out private equity firm ICG in a leveraged buyout. The group was reportedly valued at €4.3bn, 16.4 times adjusted 2020 EBITDA.

Greek nursing home sector: An untapped opportunity?

The Greek care home sector gets scant support from a periodically hostile government and has yet to attract major interest from large European nursing home groups and investors. Despite this, the population is ageing rapidly and demand for nursing care is growing. HBI talks to two market experts about the pandemic in Greece and the future of the market.

Is a 2021 recovery for the care home sector realistic?

Across Europe care home operators are optimistic about recovery, with many saying they expect a return to something like normality by the end of 2021. Is this too optimistic? HBI looks at France-based Orpea and Korian, and talks to a market expert to find out more.

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. 

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