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Aleris appoints new CEO

Pan-Nordic healthcare group Aleris has replaced its CEO, pinching the director of what is arguably the Nordic region's most successful example of healthcare outsourcing.

Merger creates Brazil’s second largest healthcare provider

The merger of lab and imaging specialist Diagnosticos da America (DASA) with São Paulo-based hospital network Rede Impar (RI) will create Brazil's second-largest provider of healthcare services by revenue. A market source tells HBI this could be with a view to an IPO next year.

FREE BLOG New HBI pipeline tool reveals long-held investments 

Nearly a third of all private equity-owned health care businesses in Europe have been held for at least five years, according to the new HBI Deals Pipeline tool. That suggests many private equity houses are struggling to sell on their investments.

A poacher turns gamekeeper: Austrian health care reform     

After 19 years as a health care services expert working as an investment banker, analyst and consultant, Martin Brunninger has returned to his native Austria to become director-general for healthcare and social care. In this role, he is responsible for reforming the entire health and social care system under the new reformist conservative coalition government which came to power in December 2017 and is likely to hold power for a few years. We talk to Brunninger about the likely changes and his change in role.

Exclusive: Change at the top at Unilabs

Jos Lamers, 55, the man widely seen as the architect of modern-day Unilabs is moving away from a full-time role at the Pan-European lab and imaging platform, HBI can exclusively reveal. So what lies behind the move and who succeeds him as CEO?

Fleury acquires Diagmax Group

Brazil's second-largest lab and imaging group Fleury has added six sites to its portfolio through the acquisition of local imaging group Diagmax Group.

Affidea pulls Portuguese lab sales process

Pan-European imaging and outpatient group Affidea kicked off a process to sell its Portuguese lab business in 2018 but may have opted to retain it, HBI understands.

Integrated healthcare: What works, what doesn’t

What is integrated health care as practiced today in Europe? What can it deliver? And what are the barriers to its adoption>?  We look at the lessons from three large projects that have all run for over a decade - The Wigan Deal (UK), Tiohundra (Sweden) and Kinzigtal/OptiMedis (Germany). All three will present at the HBI Policy Summit, April 20-22, 2020, London. 

Tariff cuts and new regulation hit Swiss imaging sector

Regulatory reforms and tariff cuts for diagnostic imaging services in Switzerland have hit the sector hard, more than halving annual revenue growth for the all-private outpatient sector and limiting organic expansion. Yet the impact has still not been as bad as first feared, a source tells us.

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.
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