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Regina Maria buys in Northern Romania

Romanian healthcare group Regina Maria, the second-largest for-profit health care group in the country by revenue, has acquired a clinic in the North as part of an active growth strategy before a likely sale next month, September 2019, by Mid Europa. We speak to a local consultant about the move.

Interview: Peter Graf, CEO, Tiohundra

Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – have been melded in to a single organisation. So what are the learnings? And are we going […]

Share prices plummet at prospect of health insurance ‘ban’ in South Africa

Shares in South Africa's biggest health insurer have plunged 20% since the publication of a new NHI bill which proposes 'banning' health insurance for the vast majority of healthcare funding. Private hospital share values have also taken a nose-dive. HBI speaks to Discovery's CEO and assesses who else might be hit by the changes.

Polish imaging group could sell next year

One of Poland’s largest private imaging groups could be sold by its private equity owners Tar Heel Capital next year. We talk to Tar Heel Capital managing partner Andrzej Różycki.

Is China a threat to Europe’s imaging suppliers?

Does Europe's imaging equipment supply oligopoly - Siemens Healthineers, Philips and GE Healthcare - face a threat from cheaper Chinese alternatives? Two service operators give HBI different viewpoints.

French radiologists “desperate to sell” as Germany consolidates

There is massive pent-up demand amongst France's outpatient radiologists to sell their practices, an investor claims, and while plenty of investors are eyeing up the sector, no one is yet willing to make the first move and face the backlash from the medical profession. Across the Rhine, consolidation is already happening.

Ex-Abraaj health fund’s greenfield projects finally coming online

The Evercare Health Fund, formerly Abraaj's Growth Markets Health Fund (AGHF) before the PE firm's fall from grace and now managed by TPG, is finally starting to deliver on its big greenfield projects in the most difficult emerging markets, with the Pakistan hospital recently opened and the Lagos, Nigeria, facility expected in Q2 2020. We talk to a source close to Evercare about the Lahore hospital, the whole platform today and the strategy going forward.

Turkey looks to cut imaging over-use

Independent sources tell HBI the Turkish government cut tariffs for imaging by, on average, 5% last year as part of a move to crack down on unnecessary scans.

medneo opening London centre in Q4 2019

Pay-per-use imaging provider medneo will enter London's healthcare market in Q4 this year with a centre in Harley Street. We catch up with co-founder Nicolas Weber.

Japan: Overview of health and care system and LT care insurance

Japan has a large and thriving for-profit elderly care sector and leads the world with its long-term insurance policy that is mandatory for everyone over 40.  We talk to Matt McEnany, a manager at the Japanese think tank Health and Global Policy Institute about the Japanese care and hospital sectors, the direction of reform, the market share of the top five for-profit groups in care and plans to export the Japanese model.

Medica shares dive after Peel Hunt note

Shares in UK-based Medica Group have dropped 19% since broker Peel Hunt issued a note to reaffirm its reduced investment rating, six weeks after it announced Synlab's Stuart Quin would be joining as CEO.

Does Value Health have a future?

Value health is the revolutionary idea pioneered by Harvard guru Michael Porter. He had the temerity to suggest providers should be rewarded for quality, rather than activity and that the patient should be viewed and consulted as customers. Invented in the early noughties, it hit a high water mark 7-8 years ago when Obamacare was rolled out incorporating the concept. Then it felt like an inexorable river.

Gilde Healthcare raises €200m fund for European healthcare providers

Healthcare-specialised private equity firm Gilde Healthcare launched its third fund last week worth €200m. The fund, Gilde Healthcare Services III, will focus on lower mid-market healthcare providers and medical product suppliers in the Benelux and DACH regions. Gilde is currently invested in nursing home operator Stepping Stones, domiciliary care, occupational healthcare and a number of […]

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