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Korian plans €100m for integrated homecare business

Korian has launched an integrated homecare platform, Oriane, which links both its domiciliary and medicalised homecare services. The group plans to reach revenues of €100m in 2023 and eventually deploy its new offer across its European markets. HBI hears from Korian's CEO and the director of its domiciliary care services.

Quironsalud replicates Spanish model in Colombia

Fresenius Helios-owned Spanish hospital group Quironsalud has acquired two more hospitals in Medellin, Colombia, and looks to be mirroring its Spanish strategy of building dominant positions in central urban markets. We talk to Fresenius Helios.

Interview: Dr Jacob Thomas, chairman of Ramsay Sime Darby

The underbidder for Columbia Asia's South and SE Asia's hospital chain which had a $2bn price tag, Ramsay Sime Darby brought together Ramsay's three hospitals in Indonesia with Sime Darby's three in Malaysia in 2013.  We talk to Dr Thomas about offering spare capacity to the public sector at a discounted rate, progress with large-scale PPPs, regulations, medical tourism and expansion plans.

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.

Icon Group takes second punt at China

Australian oncology provider Icon Group has been proudly talking of its 'first' venture into China through a partnership with the Sanbo Brain Hospital Group. Yet in 2016 it announced a similar deal with Yibai Healthcare that failed to materialise. HBI speaks to CEO Mark Middleton about what's different this time around.

Israeli homecare provider finds success in China

Natali, the Israeli homecare market leader provider, now has more than 10m individual customers in China. We talked to the CEO, Nimrod Altman about Natali's business model and plans.

Medlife has money to spend in CEE

Listed Romanian healthcare group Medlife says it has €20m to spend on new acquisitions in Romania and Hungary. Although it and for-sale competitor Regina Maria have both completed large domestic deals in the past month, the internationalisation effort probably highlights that most good assets in Romania have now been bought.

Political risk and fighting fraud in MENA

Political risk in the Middle East and Africa is high, and at times unavoidable. But at HBI 2019, consultancy firm McDermott, Will & Emery (MWE) offered its advice on how to safely do business in the region.

Schoen opens its first outpatient mental health facility in London

German hospital group Schoen Kliniken has opened its first outpatient mental health facility in London, following the opening of its specialist orthopaedic clinic last summer and the acquisition of a non-profit mental health organisation in York earlier this year. We speak to the group's executive director about plans to expand its specialist psychiatric care in the UK.

Cerba/Lancet JV to expand

Cerba is set to expand its JV with pan-African lab network Lancet into more French-speaking countries.

Investor plans pan-African hospital chain

HBI hears of plans to build a substantial pan-African private hospital chain with an announcement expected as early as 2019. It would be the first investor to attempt this since now-defunct private equity firm Abraaj.

Russian IVF group’s international plans points to tough home market

The general director of one of Russia's largest IVF groups, Ava-Peter, told HBI 2019 delegates that the company has plans to enter the Uzbekistani market. The announcement points to just how tough the situation has become for private IVF operators in Russia in recent years.

NHS trust in talks for Gulf PPP

A source exclusively tells HBI that an NHS Trust specialising in psychiatry and mental health plans to export its brand of specialist clinics to the GCC.

UK domiciliary care franchise to enter the Netherlands

UK domiciliary care provider Heritage Healthcare is searching for a candidate to run a Dutch master franchise. We speak to the company’s director of franchising and to a Dutch market expert about the move.

Palcare expands to Ecuador

Argentinian medicalised homecare provider Palcare has expanded to Ecuador and is exploring four other Latam markets. 
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