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Armonea-Colisee merger creates fourth largest nursing home group

Belgian nursing home group Armonea has merged with French rival Colisee after months of preparing for a sale, creating Europe's fourth largest nursing home group. We hear from a reliable source that this is effectively a takeover by the French player.

Fresenius full-year results confirm German struggles for Helios

Diversified healthcare group Fresenius has posted 2% sales growth in 2018, while weaker performance in its German hospitals highlighted the rationale of acquiring Spanish hospital group Quironsalud two years ago. We explain why the Spanish market is so much more attractive than the German and will continue to make up for the headwinds there that […]

Will the arrest of Baring Vostok CEO kill EMC/Medsi sales?

The CEO of the last major foreign-invested private equity firm in Russia has been arrested on charges of "large-scale fraud". It is almost certain to hurt the sale processes of two of Russia's largest healthcare companies and further dampen whatever foreign investor interest is left in the country. Michael Calvey, who founded Baring Vostok in […]

Public hospitals take market share from private operators in London

A report on London's private healthcare market shows falling revenue for private operators but nearly double-digit growth for NHS private patient units (PPU). We talk to the author. Revenues in the £1.55bn (€1.8bn) London hospital market, which includes BMI, HCA and Bupa as well as NHS PPUs, fell around 1% in 2017 largely because of […]

Medicover acquires hospital group

Medicover has acquired a neonatal and obstetrics hospital group in for €70.5m, expanding its integrated care network. Neomedic operates three hospitals with additional outpatient and primary care clinics in the south of Poland. It reported 2018 revenue of €28m, we hear, and Medicover CEO Fredrik Rågmark says that the price "implies a single (digit) high EBITDA multiple". "We […]

A new European healthcare-specialised REIT in the making

Spanish real-estate investor and financial healthcare specialist Healthcare Activos has appointed a new CEO in preparation for its European expansion next year. We speak to the founder and former CEO about the company's plans, which include becoming Europe's newest healthcare-only REIT.

Hirslanden hospitals dropped by two private insurers

Two of Switzerland's biggest private health insurers have taken a handful of Mediclinic International's Swiss subsidiary Hirslanden's hospitals off their provider list. We talk to the insurers and market sources about what this means for the hospital sector.

Diagnostyka partners with symptom checker

CEE's largest lab company Diagnostyka has partnered with digital symptom checker Infermedica in a bid to capture patient flows and leverage the data it collects.

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