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Turkish hospital IPO edges forward

One of Turkey's biggest hospital groups has started marketing its IPO to investors with an intention-to-float document release. Private equity owners Turkven will float nearly half of Medical Park Group in a listing set for the first half of 2018. We talk to contacts in Turkey.

Integrated care and value health set to soar in Europe

European politicians increasingly get the value of care which integrates social and acute or the holistic treatment of chronic diseases. They also want value healthcare models which reward operators for quality. Pilots are becoming larger and, in some cases, have been rolled out as long-term projects covering millions of people. There are plenty of opportunities for nimble private sector players. We look at what is happening across Europe.

Life looking to sell its stake in Max Healthcare

South-African based Life Healthcare is reported to be selling its 49.7% stake in Indian hospital chain Max Healthcare, with Radiant Life Care, a Mumbai-based group specialising in acquiring, redeveloping and operating healthcare facilities, the prospective buyer.

What do analysts think 2018 has in store for the Thai hospital market?

We talk to analysts about what 2018 has in store for the Thai private hospital market, which is worth around US$5bn. One thinks M&A will pick up domestically, while another thinks the big story will be groups expanding abroad. As for medical tourism, it's set to rise in volume, but fall in value.

Abraaj funded hospital opening in Lagos

Healthcare Nova hears that a 160-bed hospital in Lagos, being developed by UAE-based private equity firm Abraaj in partnership with a local operator, is set to open in 2018.