Proton therapy grows

Investors and states have ploughed capex into new proton therapy machines across Europe as the machines get smaller, the range of use cases grows and more private insurers start to cover the therapy.

German election threat to whole healthcare system

Potential winners of Germany's upcoming elections are pledging to abolish private medical insurance (PKV). The move could spell disaster for the whole healthcare sector: it accounts for 37% of all expenditure.

Assisted living opportunity is in mid-market

To date, for-profit assisted living providers have focused more or less exclusively on providing luxury retirement villages to relatively wealthy retirees. This is the case across Europe, but is particularly evident in Germany.

HBI Interview: Carlos Nueno, President, International, Teladoc 

How fast is the world outside America adopting telehealth and digital care in all its forms? Who better to ask than Carlos Nueno, president International for Teladoc Health, which ties with Ping An from China for the title of the world’s largest telehealth operator. So, what new business models are being rolled out and when? And how are countries adopting the new technology?

Domidep expands in Germany

Domidep, one of the top 10 for-profit care home operators in France by revenue, has expanded in the German market which it entered last year. It has acquired Römergarten Senioren-Residenzen GmbH (Römergarten) which comprises eight care homes providing a total of 660 beds.

Nordic launches a process for €2bn+ Veonet

Strong rumours reported by HBI back in July that Nordic Capital-backed ophthalmology group Veonet (including Germany's largest operator by revenue Ober Scharrer) would come to market before the autumn have been proven correct. HBI understands the group has launched a process, and a price tag of in excess of €2bn is expected.

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