COVID-19 and Emerging Market healthcare

We talk to two of the world's largest investors in emerging market health care about Covid's likely impact. Despite so far much lower death rates, the initial effect on health care operators has been worse than in Europe. Covid is set to destroy several motors for growth such as healthcare tourism and the deployment of […]

Amethyst moves into UK market

Pan-European radiotherapy group Amethyst has moved into the UK market by buying the company behind two Gamma Knife centres. 

Interview: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, claims to be the largest rehabilitation hospital in the USA, and works with groups from Bulgaria to UAE. HBI talk to Kelly Cox Watkins, Vice President, Market Development and Barry Fleischer, Executive Director, Advisory Services, about how to build a successful rehabilitation service, their groups' focus on patient ability, not adapting to disability and what that means in practice, and about its advisory work.

Elsan buys third Moroccan hospital and talks strategy

French hospital group Elsan has acquired its third hospital in Morocco. Head of international development Emile Dinet talks HBI through its strategy in Africa's fifth-largest economy, which only recently allowed institutional investment into its health sector.

Property investor says it’s “time to go to Portugal”

After its first acquisition in the country in the second half of 2019, French healthcare real-estate investor Pierval Santé, subsidiary of Euryale Asset Management, tells us now is the time to invest in the Portuguese nursing home property market. We interview the director of Euryale on the acquisition and market.

Orpea’s Russian projects to take off in 2020

European nursing home giant Orpea, through its rehabilitation arm Clinea, signed MOUs in 2018 to build three clinics in Russia. This year, construction will start on two of these facilities and Orpea will also build a nursing home, its first entry into senior residential care in the country. We interview the CEO of Clinea, Emmanuel Masson.

Ribera Salud CEE head talks to HBI about acquisition and strategy

Spanish hospital PPP operator Ribera Salud acquired its first hospital in CEE late last year, buying the bariatric-focused OB Klinika in Prague through its Slovakian subsidiary Pro Diagnostic Group (PDG). We asked its head of CEE if the acquisition could help it bid for potential privatisations in Czechia. 

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