Hungarian reforms risk mass doctor exodus to private pay, and abroad

Around 4,500 Hungarian doctors have threatened to resign en masse, after the government announced controversial reforms which include an option to reduce wages based on vague performance metrics. HBI hears this could drive large numbers into Hungary’s growing private sector.

Affidea deal – underbidders and EBITDA

HBI hears that the surprise buyer of European imaging and cancer treatment provider Affidea, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) may not have been the highest bidder, despite winning out. HBI considers who else was in the running, and the EBITDA figure that may have been used for the deal.

Hungary facing four more years of Orbanomics

After the crushing victory of national-conservative Fidesz, led by Viktor Orban, the Hungarian healthcare sector awaits another four years of “Orbanomics”. HBI speaks with a Hungarian contact to learn more.

Affidea bought by Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (“GBL”) has signed definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in European imaging and cancer treatment provider Affidea from B-FLEXION, the private investment firm of the Switzerland-based billionaire Bertarelli family. GBL will invest up to €1bn of equity for the transaction which is its first substantive healthcare investment.

Will record results for Synlab precipitate Cinven sale?

Almost a year after its IPO, lab giant Synlab has posted strong FY21 results bolstered by Covid, but not, it says, dependant on it. Management say extra cash will be used as a springboard for growth. Could it also lead to private equity majority shareholder Cinven selling its remaining interest?

Affidea sale – potential price and buyers

European imaging and cancer treatment provider Affidea is for sale according to multiple sources. HBI chats to an operator source to find about more about the sale and to speculate on price and purchasers.

HBI Interview: Carlos Nueno, President, International, Teladoc 

How fast is the world outside America adopting telehealth and digital care in all its forms? Who better to ask than Carlos Nueno, president International for Teladoc Health, which ties with Ping An from China for the title of the world’s largest telehealth operator. So, what new business models are being rolled out and when? And how are countries adopting the new technology?

Billionaire swallows Hungary’s second-largest private operator

Hungarian billionaire Sándor Csányi has bought out the remaining 25% equity of Buda Health Center, Hungary's second-largest private acute care operator by revenue, from its founder. The new ownership is set on completing the construction of a new inpatient block. 

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