$1.3bn+ Ramsay Sime Darby sale revived

Ramsay Sime Darby, the South East Asian branch of multinational Australian hospital giant Ramsay, may be up for sale again. The previous sale process to Asia’s largest multinational hospital group IHH Healthcare Bhd was ditched back in September.

Doctors offered substantial referral bonuses to recruit colleagues

In the increasingly competitive battle for top talent, some private hospitals in the UK - including some of the US-owned hospitals in London - are putting referral schemes worth thousands of pounds in place for doctors who refer potential colleagues to for-profit groups. Golden hellos are also being deployed. HBI speaks to London analysts and a workforce expert to find out more.

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.

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: 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.

Spire returns to profit, but shares still fall

Shareholders did not give UK hospital group Spire’s full year results a warm reception, despite a return to profit, generally strong financials, and the continued viability of the UK market. HBI talks to market experts to find out why.

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