Alliance Medical sale “imminent”

HBI hears that the longstanding sale of UK diagnostic firm Alliance Medical Group is imminent, with two bidders left in the process and pan-European operator Affidea tipped to be the front-runner. We speak to three market experts to find out more about the deal which is being valued at around $800m-$1bn.

German for profits’ growing influence in the healthcare sector

Germany's for-profit hospital sector has a growing role in the market's provision. Between 2014 and 2021, the percentage of German hospitals which were owned by the for-profit sector rose 2.3 percentage points to 44.5% and the number of beds controlled by the for-profit sector rose 0.9 percentage points to 24%.

Fresenius to sell Curalie after De Meo’s discreet departure

Fresenius’ digital health subsidiary Curalie is reportedly up for sale, as the conglomerate’s CEO continues to win over investors, streamline the group, and replace management. Meanwhile HBI hears former Helios CEO Francesco De Meo may be unhappy with the circumstances of his departure - and could seek legal advice.

Private pay: Rising – but not as fast as you think

Data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) shows the self-pay bubble in the UK seems to have reached its peak. While private pay admissions are still rising across the country, self-pay is out while private medical insurance (PMI) is in.

Helios CEO Francesco De Meo leaves with little fanfare

Fresenius Helios has a new CEO. Germany’s largest hospital group by revenue and subsidiary of Germany-based conglomerate Fresenius announced the news in a press release which ignores outgoing Francesco De Meo’s significant and longstanding contribution to the group.

Interview: Walter Shekman, CEO, Dobrobut

Against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war, HBI speaks to the CEO of the Ukrainian hospital group Dobrobut, Walter Shekman, to understand the day-to-day challenges it is facing, and how the private sector can assist the sector.

Interview: Simon Bain, CEO of Omnilndex

How can patients, providers and researchers create records which are usable by patients, aid research, but also protect patient anonymity and protect from cyberattacks? HBI speaks to Simon Bain, CEO at data platform Omnilndex, to find out more.

Ramsay Sime Darby sale shortlist – Santé might be next

The sale of Malaysia and Indonesia-based hospital group Ramsay Sime Darby marches on, with a shortlist of candidates reportedly jostling for the $1.5bn purchase. Reports suggest French hospital group Ramsay Santé is next.

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