News About Internationalisation


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. 

Profits on the horizon in Asia for European care provider

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.

A new European healthcare-specialised REIT in the making

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.

Dispatches from Arab Health

Arab Health never seems to get any smaller. HBI travelled to Dubai and spoke to some of the 84,500 attendees and 4,150 exhibiting companies. But, strip out the hoop-la, and what is really going on at ground level? Here are our main takeaways from the four-day long event:

Romania’s largest healthcare group looks abroad

Listed Romanian healthcare group Medlife is looking to neighbouring countries for expansion, says its CEO. We analyse the opportunity in the four that he singled out, each of which is ripe for consolidation.

Interview: Dr Helmut Schuehsler, TVM Capital

HBI talks to Dr Helmut Schuehsler, chairman and CEO at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, Dubai and Singapore, about the group’s prospective exit from its current healthcare assets, its hunt for new investments, and the MENA market more specifically.

UK nursing home real-estate proving attractive to investors

According to a report by real-estate investor Octopus Healthcare, both current and new investors in UK elderly care will be allocating increasing resources to the sector, despite the market experiencing significant financial challenges. We speak to the company's CEO, Benjamin Davis, about why UK elderly care remains a hotspot for investment.

Diaverum grows in Brazil through acquisitions

International dialysis provider Diaverum has expanded in Brazil with the acquisition of three clinics following its initial entry into Latin America's largest market in January, 2018.

Diaverum enters Macedonia

Soon-to-sell global dialysis service provider Diaverum has bought Macedonia's largest operator, with the CEO adding it could be a platform for further expansion in the region. We talk to Diaverum, dig further into the Macedonian dialysis market and disclose the revenue of the acquired company.

Doctrin targets NHS, as KRY’s UK rollout begins

Swedish-telehealth company KRY has begun its UK roll-out. At the same time, competitor Doctrin exclusively tells Healthcare Europa that it too is in discussions with NHS health authorities and is preparing to expand. UK-based Babylon soon could be facing its first serious competitor for home market share. Healthcare Europa assesses the UK market and these competing business models.

Is IHH pulling out of Europe to focus on Asia?

Recent developments point to pan-Asian hospital group IHH scaling down Acibadem, its Turkey-based subsidiary. What does this mean for its interest in Europe? We talk to well-placed sources about what a falling lira, shareholder restructuring, asset sales in Bulgaria and Macedonia, and IHH’s acquisition of Indian chain Fortis might mean.

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