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Canadian investment into Bourn Hall

UK-based fertility clinic specialist Bourn Hall has secured "significant investment" from Triangle Capital Corporation, a Canadian-based investment firm.

$3bn Imaging AI sector will re-shape industry after watershed 2019/20

Imaging AI solutions which can read images just as well as radiologists are now demonstrably effective medical products that will revolutionise the medical imaging industry forever. $1.5bn in VC funding has been ploughed into companies developing solutions whose tech promises to transform diagnosis and improve operational efficiency. We talk to five of them who've commercialised products in 2019/20, for-profit operators using them, and look at the sector in detail in this long-read feature.

Appointment of new Artemis CEO lends weight to sale rumours

The CEO of Artemis Group, Germany's second largest ophthalmology chain by revenue, is stepping down from his position as CEO next week to be replaced by the former MD of German rehabilitation specialist Median Kliniken, who is also an ex McKinsey & Company consultant and investment house managing director. A source tells us this is being done in anticipation of a sale.

Muted electronic patient record rollout in Germany

Just 2% of publicly insured Germans have registered to see their electronic patient record (ePA) since access was made mandatory at the beginning of the year. Many either don't know it exists or are worried about data privacy, HBI hears. That settles some answers to the question of whether it's worthwhile giving patients access to their own data.

Biogroup ‘buying’ €100m French lab

France's largest lab group Biogroup is reportedly continuing its consolidation of the French market and in exclusive negotiations to acquire much smaller competitor Oriade Noviale.

Goodgrower buys back 20% Vithas stake, with HM merger “impossible”

Spain's second-largest for-profit hospital chain Vithas will be 100% owned by the founding Gallardo family after their family office Goodgrower agreed to buy the 20% stake held by Criteria Caixa, a bank investment arm. What does it mean for Vithas' M&A plans and the rumoured merger with rival HM Hospitales? We talk to a Spanish advisor.

‘Interest’ in Everlight despite COVID hit to teleradiology

Private equity has reportedly rekindled interest in UK-Australia teleradiology group Everlight Radiology, over a year after owner ICG kickstarted a sales process before COVID hit. But with UK competitor Medica revealing a 20% drop in revenue for the year because of the pandemic, how likely is a sale?

Apax Partners France acquires Mentaal Beter

Apax Partners France has acquired Dutch psychiatry group Mentaal Beter. Partner Marc Benatar tells HBI that the group is planning to export its protocolised, pure outpatient model elsewhere in Europe through M&A.

Advent buys from bankrupt Dentix

The largest shareholder in Spain’s dentistry group Vitaldent, Advent International, is acquiring 80 dental clinics from struggling Dentix, and the Dentix brand.

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