Interviews

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO, Affidea

Europe’s largest imaging company Affidea wants to become a one-stop shop for all outpatient services. HBI talks to CEO Giuseppe Recchi about changing a brand’s reputation, a record year of M&A and how the pandemic impacted the business.

Interview: Ray Berglund and Dominic Orchard, Alvarez and Marsal

The pandemic is causing many businesses and their investors to reassess their plans - and their portfolios. HBI speaks to Ray Berglund, Head of European Healthcare and Life Sciences at management consultants Alvarez & Marsal, and his colleague and Managing Director Dominic Orchard, about why they have never been busier, and the clear trend they are seeing towards carve-outs.

Interview: Daniel Nathrath, CEO, Ada Health

Berlin-based Ada Health will soon launch direct-to-consumer diagnostic tests, sensors and wearables to sit alongside its symptom checking services. CEO Daniel Nathrath tells HBI that it's been about two years since the product commercialised, so HBI sat down to determine where the company and its product are today.

Interview: Marc Saillon, CEO, Almage Alzheimer Centers

The French nursing home sector has produced some of the largest consolidators in Europe, such as Orpea and Korian. But even small groups are looking at international expansion. Almage, a group with just six homes and 530 beds dedicated to Alzheimer care, plans to hit Spain in the next few months and is looking at other European markets. Marc Saillon, the CEO of Almage Alzheimer Centers, also tells us that the group has expanded into consultancy in China.

KPMG talks healthcare opportunities in the islands 

We talk to Dr. Ed Fitzgerald, who is being appointed head of healthcare for KPMG Island Group. The firm’s offices are present in a region covering 45 million people across Bermuda and the Caribbean, and a further 760,000 in Malta, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Quarantining after his recent return to Bermuda, he told us of the island’s challenges in reducing its per capita healthcare costs (second only to the USA), why islands struggle to introduce universal health coverage and spotlights commercial opportunities. 

Interview: Raj Shah, Partner and Head of Healthcare, Nordic Capital

Few investors have been as active in healthcare services as Nordic Capital. Or as ambitious in building pan-European platforms in outpatient sectors such as dentistry, veterinary and ophthalmology. Raj Shah is also looking for new deals - Nordic has just raised a massive €6.1bn for its tenth fund of which 30-40% is destined for healthcare. 

Interview: Mark Chapman, International CEO, Life Healthcare

What are South African hospital group Life Healthcare's plans for its international division, mainly comprised of pan-European imaging operator Alliance Medical? In a long and wide-ranging discussion, Chapman talks about expansion in South Africa and one to two new countries, 'winners and losers' in the imaging AI market, tariff pressure across Europe and what the first new potential drug therapy for Alzheimer's in 18 years means for its PET-CT business.

Interview: Martin Jones, CEO, Home Instead UK

This week we interview Martin Jones, the CEO of UK-based home care operator Home Instead, about the effect of COVID on the market, drivers, and the growth of the franchise model.

Interview: Nimrod Altman, CEO, Natali Healthcare Solutions

HBI talks to domiciliary care specialist Natali Healthcare Solutions’ CEO, Nimrod Altman, about COVID, and the market challenges and opportunities it has created.

Interview: Dr Juan Abarca Cidon, president, HM Hospitales

We talk to Dr Abarca Cidon, part of the controlling family and current president of Spain's third-largest for-profit hospital group HM Hospitales with nearly €500m in sales. He talks strategy, Covid, and rumours of selling a stake in the company.

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