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The global healthcare market opportunity in the next few years

What does the global healthcare investment landscape look like? Where are the opportunities and how do they differ between Europe and emerging markets? With almost 100 delegates from Asia and dozens from other emerging markets at HBI 2018, our conference this year was global in outlook. Rothschild's head of Healthcare Services Hedley Goldberg summarised the global financial landscape for healthcare investment while local operators and investors shared where they think the opportunities lie.

What is the role for the private sector in cancer care today?

What is the role of the private sector in a healthcare segment often avoided by for-profits - cancer care - and where are the opportunities? How do you compete with a public sector which, although sometimes cash-strapped, has greater access to the capital required? And what is the situation in emerging markets? HBI 2018 put these questions to a panel of experts.

SOTE – “inflating prices” in Finland

A Finnish operator tells us that Finland's "distant" far-off SOTE reforms are unjustifiably and prematurely inflating the valuations of healthcare assets in the country - and they may not even happen.

Healthcare HR: Problems and solutions

A massive training market is opening up thanks to the huge shortages the world faces of health and care staff. Dr Kate Tulenko, CEO of Corvus Health, a global workforce services company, talked at HBI 2018 about the HR problems operators can face – and the solutions to those problems.

CEE: Where and what to invest in

Under-penetrated and underserved markets in CEE are becoming too tempting to ignore for investors, claims Turkey-based regional expert Ufuk Eren, CEO of Volitan Consulting and advisor to EY. He spoke to Healthcare Europa at HBI 2018 in London and shared his thoughts about where he would recommend investing – and why.

German procurement hub Prospitalia for sale

We hear Prospitalia, the large German procurement hub, is for sale. Owners Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) – the European corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking – has started circulating an information memorandum.

Why healthcare property is attracting investors with “no idea what they are doing”

Real estate is at the heart of many deals in healthcare services. It can be the key to premium pricing, and deals lost and won. David Batchelor, executive director, specialist markets, CBRE, told HBI 2018 that real estate re-pricing has seen a surge in interest and thereby a rise in opportunities for operators to raise funds – but is this a good thing? Opinions are divided.