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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. 

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.

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