Major french hospital group moves into Canada

One of the largest French hospital groups has bought two facilities in Quebec where it says it will be able to build and open more for-profit hospitals something that is now impossible in France.

Spain “too reliant” on for profits to pull the plug

The Spanish government has put forward a draft bill to strengthen its NHS system, and wean it off the private sector. A well-placed source at HBI 2022 tells us that for-profits are so entrenched and vital to Spain's NHS system that attempts to remove them would be too catastrophic, meaning a wholesale removal is highly unlikely. The bill still needs to pass the legislature before it becomes law. 

Spain to ban health care outsourcing

The leftist Spanish government has put forward a draft bill to increase the ‘equity, universality and cohesion’ of its NHS system, which includes a decree to limit the use of the private sector. The bill has to pass parliament before it becomes law. The Spanish Private Health Alliance has said it could fight the law in the courts if necessary.

Metropolis denies it is open to bidders

Metropolis Healthcare, the big Indian diagnostic and pathology group, is determined to forestall potential predators despite talk of a $1bn joint bid from hospital chain Apollo and conglomerate Adani Group.

KKR mulls post-takeover Ramsay sale-and-leaseback deal

The consortium led by private equity firm KKR is reportedly planning sale-and-leaseback deals should its proposed US$15bn takeover of multinational hospital group Ramsay Health Care prove successful, and is looking for suitors.

Mediclinic rejects £3.4bn takeover bid from consortium led by largest shareholder

Multinational South African hospital group Mediclinic has rejected a proposal for a possible cash offer of £3.4bn for the company’s entire share capital. The proposal came from a consortium comprising Mediclinic’s current largest shareholder, South African investment holding firm Remgro, and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second largest container shipping provider.

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