US PE Evercare Health Fund has sold its 1bn Kenyan shilling (€7.8m) stake in the Metropolitan and Ladnan hospitals in Nairobi. The PE fund is owned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Curalie, the digital health subsidiary of German hospital group Fresenius Helios, has launched new digital-only operations in Kenya and Colombia. Experts tell HBI this is a good way for Helios to access new markets, but likely won’t lead to a hospital boom any time soon.
Global Health Ltd, the parent company of Indian hospital chain Medanta, closed subscription for its IPO on Monday, with a valuation of 22,060m rupees ($274m). The share price has been set at 319 Rs ($3.96). The IPO will consist of new shares worth 5,000m Rs ($62m), and an offer-for-sale of up to 50.8m Rs ($0.63m) worth of shares.
Spanish hospital group Ribera Salud has won an eight year, €800m contract to manage the Cascais Hospital in Portugal in a private public partnership (PPP). HBI understands it may have been the only bidder in a climate where PPPs look to have been falling out of fashion.
Poor results have seen big share price drops at two of the sexier listed health care service groups. Medicover, the pan-emerging markets outpatient operator, saw shares fall 11% on Q3 figures showing a net loss of €18.4m and Terveystalo, the Finnish and Swedish outpatient group, fell 23% to €6.23 after revealing a net loss of €19.6m. Since the start of the year both have seen their share prices halve or worse. Inflation, labour shortages, Ukraine and a big shift in how health care is delivered post-Covid are behind the poor results.