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Spanish dental group looks to Portugal for expansion

Despite forming only last year, Vivanta is a top three player in a fragmented Spanish dental market. Healthcare Europa caught up with CEO Juan Olave to find out more about the group’s progress to date, and its plans for the future.

Amazon makes further inroads into healthcare

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that takes $4 of every $10 spent online in the US, this month bought PillPack, a pharmaceutical delivery service that cuts out the brick-and-mortar pharmacy. Shares in traditional drug stores chains fell off a cliff-edge, Walgreen Boots Alliance by 10% and CVS Pharmacy by 8%. Today, it’s pharma. But tomorrow..? Healthcare Nova speaks to a tech-savvy operator who sees the e-commerce giant soon venturing into health insurance, AI and data-storage.

HC-One sale update

HC-One, the UK's largest care home provider by beds, was put up for sale in May 2018 and a £1bn price tag has been reported. Healthcare Europa looks further at the ongoing sale. Healthcare Europa understands the company, founded in 2011, has a run-rate EBITDA in excess of £100m, revenue of over £650m, and bank […]

NHS-style problems could cloud Polish healthcare – but there is a silver lining

Polish healthcare reform is in full swing. Healthcare Europa speaks to an Eastern Europe-based analyst who thinks building a UK NHS style-system will not only bring with it all the benefits, but also all of the pitfalls of publicly run healthcare - which could ultimately open up the market further to private providers.

Spanish dental chain bites the dust

Spanish dental chain iDental looks to have closed all its clinics, as it faces widespread complaints about the way it has conducted its business.

Diaverum nearly doubles revenue in Romania

Global dialysis provider Diaverum saw 76% revenue growth in Romania in 2017 according to the Ministry of Finance. The impressive figures comes as speculation continues over the future of the group's Saudi Arabian contract.

UK care home preparing for £2.5bn sale

Healthcare Europa understands that the owners of Barchester Healthcare, the UK's third-largest care home group, have approached JP Morgan to prepare for a sale that could value the business at £2.5bn (€2.8bn).