Thailand starts to welcome back medical tourists

Thailand's government has re-opened the country for medical tourists by launching a new special visa that at least 1,700 people have already applied for. The news will be welcome for major medical tourism operators like Bumrungrad whose shares are down 33% on a like-for-like basis. Medicals tourists will only be able to arrive by air […]

Spanish hospital M&A resumes in July

Spain's private hospital groups have resumed their pre-COVID M&A binge in July, with three of the five largest striking deals to acquire smaller competitors. It comes as private hospital activity levels across Europe recover more quickly than previously forecast - although that hasn't prevented casualties amongst some individual sites.

Elsan confirms KKR deal

France's second-largest private hospital operator Elsan has confirmed recent reports that global private equity firm KKR is acquiring a stake in the group, and is being joined by French investor Ardian.

Amil CEO quits

The CEO of Brazil's largest payor-provider Amil has resigned 20 months after taking on the role. HBI investigates.

Jose de Mello Saude/CUF revises 2020 forecast as COVID recovery quickens

Portugal's largest hospital operator Jose de Mello Saude, now CUF, has revised earlier full-year revenue forecasts upwards as it sees a stronger post-COVID recovery than expected, CFO Guilherme Magalhães tells HBI. He discusses the pandemic's impact on AVLOS, digital penetration and the market's medium-term outlook, as well as it's recent name change and the future of PPPs in Portugal.

Fortis asks Supreme Court to unblock sale to IHH

Could the end of the Fortis Healthcare sale saga finally be in sight? Fortis has asked the Indian Supreme Court to allow IHH to finally start its open offer, nearly two years after the acceptance period was due to start.

Adding value post-COVID – where are the easy wins?

How do you add value to a business in a post COVID world - and are there any easy wins for new acquisitions? On Wednesday last week, an online audience heard HBI365's lively Q&A panel with with Ameos CEO Dr Axel Paeger, McKinsey partner Sebastian Sieler, and L Catterton managing partner Chinta Bhagat.

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