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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.

Mid Europa to put Regina Maria up for sale this summer?

Romanian Healthcare group Regina Maria looks like it will trade in 2019, with owners Mid Europa close to appointing a sell-side advisor and a decision possibly due this summer, HBI hears. We look at it in the context of private equity investments across Europe's hospital sector.

Finally, progress on Acibadem’s Bulgaria sale

Five months after the IHH-owned Turkish hospital group's Bulgarian and Macedonian assets were put up for sale, a deal finally looks in the making with two investors in late-stage discussions to buy the Bulgarian business, we are told.

Penta Hospitals finally names new CEO

CEE hospital group Penta Hospitals International has named its new CEO more than six months after the departure of Attila Vegh. What might his appointment mean for a group already operating in Czechia, Slovakia and Poland?

Spare room rehab model piloted in UK

Homeowners in Southeast England are being paid to turn their spare rooms into private rehabilitation facilities. We speak to the CEO of CareRooms which is the company pioneering the pilot scheme which could create a new sector.

Medgate talks about its Rhoen JV

Last month we reported that Medgate had moved into Germany through a JV with the country's fourth largest hospital group. We caught up with the company to discuss models, reimbursement and the market. 

Axa enters Irish nursing home market

French insurance and financial services company AXA has entered the Irish nursing home market for the first time by investing in a relatively large portfolio of homes operated by the country's biggest group, Mowlam Healthcare. We speak to JLL which brokered the deal.

Air Liquide further consolidates Swiss medicalised homecare

French medicalised homecare and gas giant Air Liquide is further consolidating the Swiss medicalised homecare market, with the acquisition of two homecare specialists. We speak to Air Liquide about its strategy in the country.

Cofinimmo acquires in the Netherlands

Belgian real-estate investor Cofinimmo is expanding its operations in the Netherlands, the smaller of its four markets, with the acquisition of a nursing home. We speak to a market expert about the acquisition.

IPOs no-show as market slows

Two of Europe’s biggest healthcare companies which were widely expected to IPO imminently are now, we hear, ruling out this year. Why the delay – and what does this tell us about the state of a slowing market? HBI speaks to an operator CEO and investment banking sources.

Interview: Guy Newing, CEO Kinect Hub

HBI speaks to Guy Newing, CEO of Kinect Hub which is an Australia-based tech company piloting a platform which rewards patients for agreeing to share their data.

DomusVi further expands in Portugal

France's third-largest nursing home operator by revenue is expanding in Portugal with the acquisition of a home outside Porto. We speak to a market expert who feels Portugal presents interesting opportunities for consolidators from abroad.

Esperi CEO steps down amid Finnish care scandal

The CEO of Esperi, Finland's largest nursing home group by revenue, has stepped down after the Finnish healthcare watchdog temporarily shut down one of its facilities. We speak to Attendo, Mehilainen and an expert adviser on what this will mean for the private sector.

Aedifica buys stepping stones into Dutch market

Belgium-based REIT Aedifica is expanding its portfolio in the Netherlands with the construction of an elderly care facility in an opco-propco deal with Dutch assisted living operator Stepping Stones. We speak to the chief investment officer at Aedifica about opportunities opening up in Dutch elderly care.

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