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Private sector penetration of dialysis compared across EMEA

The latest addition to our Intelligence Centre, dialysis, is the only healthcare sector that has been successfully industrialised, internationalised and privatised by over half, across the EMEA markets we look at. There are four global haemodialysis (the bulk of dialysis) service operators, Fresenius Medical Care, B Braun, Diaverum and Davita (in order of geographical reach). But on the third measure, privatisation, the story is a varied one as shown in this week's infographic.

Medsi triples public work, targets IPO

Russian private healthcare operator Medsi tripled its work with the public payor in Q1 2018, growing revenues by half and nearly doubling margins. We talk owner Sistema about expanding Medsi outside of Moscow, and its IPO plans.

Medlife has money to spend in CEE

Listed Romanian healthcare group Medlife says it has €20m to spend on new acquisitions in Romania and Hungary. Although it and for-sale competitor Regina Maria have both completed large domestic deals in the past month, the internationalisation effort probably highlights that most good assets in Romania have now been bought.

Finland first to provide one-stop healthcare data access

Finland has enacted GDPR-compliant legislation that will give third parties access to national Finnish healthcare data – a move yet to be made elsewhere. HBI speaks to delegates at this year’s HIMSS conference in Helsinki.

Hirslanden hospital closure looms as tariff and Canton reforms bite

Mediclinic-owned Swiss hospital group Hirslanden looks set to close a 28-bed hospital unless "alternative proposals" can be found, blaming tariff changes and moves by the local Canton. It is less than 1% of Hirslanden's sales but is the first casualty of the tariff reforms amongst the hospital market's big players. We talk to the CEOs of both Mediclinic International and Hirslanden about the closure and the Swiss market generally.

Dentix sale; non-binding bids are in

HBI hears that the owners of Spain’s biggest dental chain, Dentix, received non-binding offers for the sale of the company last week.

Interview: David Fernández, DomusVi Healthcare

Five years ago, DomusVi created its medicalised homecare business DomusVi Healthcare. Today, while the division only represents an estimated 0.8% of the company's Spanish operations, it presents innovative approaches to doing business.

PE-owned labs refinance

Two German PE-backed lab groups have taken on new long-term loans in the past couple of months, HBI explores. 

Centene to acquire control of Ribera Salud

Centene, the massive American third-party administrator, is increasing its 50% stake in Spanish health management group Ribera Salud to 90%. The deal, which is going through regulatory approval, values Ribera at €125-140m and could be a signal of more acquisitions outside the US as the health reform which helped it grow looks increasingly under attack by President Trump.

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