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Cinven looks to take Synlab private as Covid boost falters

Frankfurt-listed Synlab could be about to be taken private following a non-binding full takeover offer earlier this week. With its full year results released yesterday and facing questions about its plans, HBI asks market experts what they think of the move.

Could Orpea’s creditors derail a ‘done deal’?

Orpea is trying to put a year of scandal, scrutiny, and scathing headlines behind it, but disgrunteld creditors worried about share dilution are attempting to derail its carefully crafted transformational plan. HBI speaks to a market expert to weigh up their prospects for success, and find out more.

African healthcare’s do it yourself plan

The pandemic exposed the fragility of supply chains in emerging markets, and their overdependence on international networks. As delegates at the IFC’s conference in Cape Town, South Africa heard last month, there is a renewed appetite in Africa for self-sufficiency and a coordinated shift towards regionalisation.

EMR boost in Germany and Sweden

Sweden is looking to centralise more data – primarily to boost the efficiency of its electronic medical records (EMR). Meanwhile German health minister Karl Lauterbach is making the German patient medical records an opt-out system to boost uptake. HBI speaks to experts to find out how these developments will affect healthcare services.

Interview: Sam Gray, Apposite Capital

London-based PE group Apposite Capital is among the most active investors in health care in Europe. HBI chats with managing partner Sam Gray about the state of the market and pricing, how he sees that changing, and the investment opportunities piquing his interest at present.

Interview: Tony Veverka, Y1 Capital and Transform

UK-based Transform Hospital Group has gone through its own transformation recently. Historically a medical aesthetics, cosmetic and weight loss surgery-focused business, the group went into administration last year and was bought by a team including former CEO Tony Veverka who is reshaping it into a leaner, broader healthcare services provider. HBI catches up with him to find out more.

Virtus grows in Denmark, targets international patients

Australia-based fertility specialist Virtus Health has a new showpiece clinic in Copenhagen. HBI hears it is targeting both locals and medical tourists, and speaks to a source to find out more about the appeal of the Danish market.

Cinven looking to take Synlab private

London headquartered global PE firm Cinven has submitted a non-binding offer to fully take over Europe's largest lab group Synlab, the company confirmed today, following speculation it was looking to take the group private.

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