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.
HBI hears that a short "teaser" document has been put out in preparation for a sale of global dialysis provider Diaverum later this year. This has happened as it enters Morocco with the acquisition of a private dialysis centre in Marrakech.
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.
German hospital group Asklepios Kliniken has hinted it may look at further acquisitions outside Germany, which our contacts interpret as expanding its hospital business. We look at who is for sale now and in the near future.
In March, a small French medtech supplier revealed it was to acquire an unnamed group with hospital assets in Colombia and Africa with over €70m in revenue. HBI can exclusively reveal the name of that group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A consultant surgeon at a newly opened private hospital in northern England says that hospital operators could see lower procurement costs through access to new markets after Brexit. We caught up with Dr Vasu Karri.
Revenue at International healthcare group NMC breached $2bn for the first time in FY2018. The company repeated its 2019 guidance today (Thursday, March 7)- but its share price plummeted 9% as investors appeared to be cashing in.
Dutch medicalised and domiciliary care provider Buurtzorg is now turning a profit in Asia, where it is experimenting with a Western management style and a novel approach to business for the region. We hear from CEO of Asian operations Stephan Dyckerhoff about the company's progress since September.
Spanish real-estate investor and financial healthcare specialist Healthcare Activos has appointed a new CEO in preparation for its European expansion next year. We speak to the founder and former CEO about the company's plans, which include becoming Europe's newest healthcare-only REIT.