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Cerba buys again in France

European lab group Cerba has continued to hoover up French labs, acquiring smaller rival Accolab from private equity firm LFPI Gestion. We name the price. 

Medicover buys new lab in Ukraine

Medicover's lab arm Synevo has acquired the Ukrainian diagnostics operations of Russian lab group Invitro for €6m, further sealing its dominant position.

DomusVi acquires in Spain

DomusVi, Europe's third-largest elderly care provider, has acquired a nursing home group in the Spanish Basque country. We speak to a Spanish adviser about the market.

Greek government to favour lower NHS bid for Henry Dunant

It still looks likely that the leftist Greek government will pressure Bank of Piraeus into accepting a lower bid from the Onassis Foundation for Henry Dunant rather than a higher offer from consolidator CVC. Meanwhile, CVC has entered talks to buy St Lukes, a big not-for-profit hospital in Thessalonika.