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Hirslanden-Sana procurement deal “going to plan” while Head of Procurement leaves

Mediclinic-owned Swiss hospital group Hirslanden and German counterpart Sana Kliniken previously-announced cooperation on procurement has split opinion, with a source close to the companies saying it is "going to plan and savings have been generated" while a consultant tells it has been less successful. What is incontrovertible is that Hirslanden has parted ways with its head of procurement & supply chain after just a year in the job.

Private equity conquers Southeast Asia as Metro Pacific Hospitals trade

Global private equity firm KKR and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC have agreed to co-invest nearly $700m in Filipino hospital group Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc (MPHHI) as well as a bond issued by majority-owner conglomerate MPIC, pulling the plug on any immediate IPO. The Philippines is the last major SE Asian market to see big PE money enter its healthcare sector.

Diaverum enters second new market of 2019

Soon-to-sell global dialysis provider Diaverum has bought an Albanian dialysis provider from investors and the country's dominant healthcare service group, marking its first entry into the small market. We talk to one of the selling party.

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.
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