Business Models and Strategy


Four Seasons filing for dissolution, takes some homes off the market

Troubled UK care home operator Four Seasons Health Care Limited has filed notice at Companies House to move from administration to dissolution, but neither its administrators nor its PR representatives are willing to comment on this. HBI hears the lengthy sale of most - but not all - of its remaining business is still ongoing.

Buy or bust for Babylon UK?

Digital health unicorn-turned-mouse Babylon could still have buyers for its UK business, despite its recent difficulties.

Fresenius shares rocket to one year high

Germany-based healthcare conglomerate Fresenius SE is trading at its highest share price in over a year – and three high-profile investment banks predict things will get even better.

See the Global Top 50 by Market Cap

Who are the Global Top 50 Health Care Service Companies by market cap and what does this tell us about the industry? What is striking is how very few of the top 50 are now EMEA companies - just 13, and of those only four are headquartered in Europe, rather than the Middle East or South Africa. 

UK nursing home sector “still viable”

Despite their travails, good nursing home groups in the UK are still making decent money, according to OakNorth, a bank which has some half dozen on its books, and Impact Healthcare REIT, a listed UK-based nursing home real estate investment firm with 14 operators as tenants. The government deserves some of the credit for this, having increased fees above inflation and made it easier for foreign care workers to get visas.

Interview: Ewan Davis, Quadria Capital

HBI speaks to Ewan Davis, partner at Quadria Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Singapore. With offices in New Delhi and Ho Chi Minh, it invests in health care companies across South and Southeast Asia. 

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