KKR pulls out of Dentix deal

Global investment firm KKR has pulled out of a deal to take a majority stake in Spain’s biggest dental chain, Dentix, the company exclusively tells HBI. It is KKR's second high-profile decision not to invest in a large healthcare group this week.

Interview: August Equity

HBI talks to Christian Dubé and Garret Turley, partners at London-based August Equity which invests heavily in healthcare, and whose portfolio includes the fast-growing Dental Partners.

Finnish region to launch €1bn healthcare tender

One of Finland's regions has taken a stand against continued SOTE delays by opting to outsource its health and social services through a joint venture worth up to €1bn with a single operator. It's the first substantial tender since new outsourcing tenders were banned in 2016 - could other regions follow?

Interview: Reef Group

A specialist developer is planning to turn an underground carpark under a central London park near Harley Street into a four-storey subterranean healthcare and wellness development. Provisional talks with private hospital and diagnostic operators have been held, while wellness and leisure operators could be housed under the same roof. HBI talks exclusively to the team at Reef Group and its partners about the plan to transform historic Cavendish Square.

KKR takes majority stake in Dentix

KKR has bought a majority stake in Spain's biggest dental chain Dentix, eight months after founder Angel Lorenzo Muriel mandated Rothschild to explore a minority sale.

Bridgepoint buys into Norwegian dentistry

Buyout specialist Bridgepoint Development Capital is to acquire a majority shareholding in Oris Dental, a Norwegian group with 25 dental clinics and 4 dental laboratories.

UK M&A sees record high despite weak pound

Consumer healthcare M&A in the UK has seen a five year high this year clocking up 26 transactions in total according to a new report. Activity has been focused in dentistry, cosmetics, dermatology and fertility.

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