DaVita to become largest dialysis services provider in Latin America

Kidney dialysis services provider DaVita is going to become the largest dialysis services provider in Latin America following agreements with Fresenius Medical Care, a rival multinational group, to expand in Brazil and Colombia and enter Chile and Ecuador for the first time.

Eugin sells for €500m

Healthcare conglomerate Fresenius has sold Eugin, its Spain-based fertility business, to KKR-owned fertility group IVI RMA and Spain-based asset management firm GED for €500m including earn-outs.

Fresenius to sell Curalie after De Meo’s discreet departure

Fresenius’ digital health subsidiary Curalie is reportedly up for sale, as the conglomerate’s CEO continues to win over investors, streamline the group, and replace management. Meanwhile HBI hears former Helios CEO Francesco De Meo may be unhappy with the circumstances of his departure - and could seek legal advice.

Helios CEO Francesco De Meo leaves with little fanfare

Fresenius Helios has a new CEO. Germany’s largest hospital group by revenue and subsidiary of Germany-based conglomerate Fresenius announced the news in a press release which ignores outgoing Francesco De Meo’s significant and longstanding contribution to the group.

Inflow of nurses to top five European markets

This week, HBI looks at the annual inflow of nurses from abroad to the big five Western European markets - the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain - using public data from OECD. Those looking for an outlier need look no further than the UK.

Cinven looks to take Synlab private as Covid boost falters

Frankfurt-listed Synlab could be about to be taken private following a non-binding full takeover offer earlier this week. With its full year results released yesterday and facing questions about its plans, HBI asks market experts what they think of the move.

Interview: Norberto Jannuzzi, Partner, Patria 

HBI caught up with Norberto Jannuzzi, partner at Brazil based private equity group Patria Investimentos and 'Making smart investment choices' panelist at IFC’s Global Private Health Conference in Cape Town this week.

Helios makes digital-only presence in Kenya and Colombia

Curalie, the digital health subsidiary of German hospital group Fresenius Helios, has launched new digital-only operations in Kenya and Colombia. Experts tell HBI this is a good way for Helios to access new markets, but likely won’t lead to a hospital boom any time soon.

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