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Still unclear where for-profit sector will benefit from EU funds

European countries will spend about €50bn on healthcare infrastructure spending thanks to loans and grants from the EU. However, we are months down the line and it's still not clear how the for-profit will benefit. Some operators are also worried that a flood of public sector capex spending will make them less competitive.

Market conditions right for Unilabs to sell

HBI hears rumour that pan-European laboratory and imaging group Unilabs could sell soon. We explore how its private equity owner Apax could make a much-anticipated exit. 

Movement in mental health market

Nursing home group Korian has continued its consolidation of mental health by acquiring an Italian group with €22.5m revenues. Meanwhile, a joint venture in the Netherlands between providers Parnassia and Altrecht is expanding.

US homecare tech specialist buys Home Instead

US-based homecare tech specialist Honor Technology has acquired Home Instead, the global leader of franchise homecare services. The deal creates a global homecare group worth more than $2.1 billion in homecare revenue.  HBI chats with sources including Home Instead's UK CEO to find out what the deal means for markets outside of the United States.

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.

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