Russian group responsible for Synnovis hack leaks NHS patient data

Qilin, the Russian group responsible for hacking Synnovis labs — a pathology services partnership between Germany’s SYNLAB Group and both the King’s College Hospital Trust and the St Thomas’ Hospital Trust — has leaked 394GB of what it claims is patient data on its darknet website and Telegram channel.

FREE BLOG Major topics and trends discussed at HBI 2024

HBI’s annual conference took place last week. Almost 600 attendees — comprising CXOs of healthcare providers, investors, suppliers and advisors — travelled from 40 different countries to London for the event. Over the course of three days of roundtables, workshops and panel discussions, they explored the big issues the sector faces, and the opportunities available to the private sector in helping to solve them.

Healthcare investment “through the bottom of the cycle” — Goldberg (Rothschild)

At last year’s conference Hedley Goldberg, Managing Director at multinational investment bank Rothschild, predicted healthcare M&A activity would begin picking up again in Q4 2023 or Q1 2024. But we’re now halfway through 2024 and there are still very few deals above €500m taking place. Goldberg is confident, however, that we have now passed through the bottom of the cycle.

Paras Health expected to file for $120 million IPO

Northern India-based hospital chain Paras Health is set to file a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP), or offer document, with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) by the end of June for an initial public offering (IPO) worth INR 1000-1200 crore (~$120-144 million) according to India’s The Economic Times.

NMC Health considering sale and IPO

NMC Health, the UAE’s largest private healthcare provider, has appointed investment bank Rothschild to advise on options for its shareholders. The options under consideration include a sale and an IPO. The company was previously listed on the London Stock Exchange before it was placed into administration in 2020.

HBI News Round Up, 7th June 2024

In this HBI News Round Up, we look at the recent UK cyberattack that disrupted healthcare services at hospitals and GP clinics, Sweden's 'Care Recovery Plan', the plans for the Swedish island of Gotland propose the region become a pilot area for state intervention and Australia's five-year deal with pharmacists. 

DrDoctor partners with MBI to tackle waiting lists with AI

UK-based health tech companies DrDoctor and MBI Health have partnered to help hospitals better manage their elective care waiting lists. DrDoctor’s founder Tom Whicher explained to us how MBI’s patient stratification tools will help in the work they are doing aimed at transforming the way patients interact with secondary care and easing healthcare shortages.

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