Aster DM set to sell GCC business

Listed hospital group Aster DM’s share price has rocketed in anticipation as the group’s long-awaited sale in the Gulf looms closer.

Germany cuts red tape to recruit outside EU

This summer, a new immigration reform was passed to make it easier for workers from non-EU countries to relocate to Germany. An Indian organisation plans to train 2,000 nurses for the German market. HBI speaks to experts to find out who will make the most of the changes and if it’s the best course of action to combat labour shortages.

IHH makes two acquisitions but reports 51% drop in Q2 profit

Listed pan-Asian hospital giant IHH is continuing to grow through bolt-ons, having made two major acquisitions this month. For Q2 2023 the company reported a drop of 51% in net profit compared to Q2 2022, to RM302m ($65m). However, the company said this was mainly because the Q2 2022 figure was unusually high, and is continuing to grow organically as well as through M&A.

Blackstone likely buyer of KIMS Health

US private equity firm Blackstone has emerged as the likely buyer in the sale process of KIMS Health, an Indian hospital group which also has multiple hospitals and clinics in the Middle East.

FREE BLOG Emerging market providers make up half the Top 50

Half the top 50 listed health care service groups globally by market cap are now headquartered in emerging markets. What does that tell us about the sector internationally?  We publish the top 50 with detailed analysis in Deals and Insights.

Max Healthcare appeals Care Hospital decision

Indian hospital group Max Healthcare is appealing a court decision to reject its claim concerning Care Hospital, another Indian hospital group which it tried to acquire, which it made after the latter accepted an alternative offer from US private equity firm Blackstone.

Are fertility add-ons a bad idea?

In a successful fertility market, add-ons remain a controversial subject. HBI speaks to two experts with differing opinions to find out why.

HBI 2023 Panel: Opportunities in Nursing Homes

As ageing populations collide with a shrinking workforce, nursing homes face an uncertain future. Covid thrust this oft taken-for-granted sector into the spotlight and in the wake of recent scandals in France, three experts weighed in on opportunities and trends in nursing homes at HBI 2023. 

HBI 2023: Managing your costs in challenging times

Rising costs from inflation, wages, and energy are indiscriminately hitting the health care sector and despite government support packages being pledged, the road ahead looks arduous. So how do providers control costs, and what are the strategies to keep costs at bay?

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