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Brazil’s Bolsonaro would be good news for private healthcare

With 59% voter support, right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is leading Brazil's polls with only 12 days left before the final vote. What would a win for Bolsonaro mean for Brazilian private healthcare? We speak to market insider Marcelo Fonseca about the potential changes.

International healthcare insurers – it’s a hard life

What is it really like to be a big international private medical insurer? Based on interviews with (un-named) managers at several big groups, here is our take. What emerges clearly is that insurers see themselves as weak and may be surprisingly ignorant about provider networks. They still behave as little more than passive bill payers.

Brazil’s largest HMO acquires competitor

Amil, Brazil's largest insurance and hospital operator, has acquired competitor and medical insurance company Sobam Group. We speak to a market expert to find out more.

FREE BLOG M&A is set to go Pan-Latam

There are relatively few Pan-Latam operators of any scale. The big exception is the integrated healthcare management organisations being built by UnitedHealth which is now the largest hospital operator in Brazil and Chile with positions in another half dozen countries. We think that is about to change.

Falck defines core entities and puts Danish clinics into strategic review

Falck, the world's largest emergency services group which had 10.88bn Dkr (€1.45bn) of revenue from ambulances and health services, has defined its core businesses. Two businesses are "undergoing strategic reviews". There are rumours that majority shareholder, Lundbeck Foundation, might sell off the entire group.

Air Liquide and Linde H1 results diverge on healthcare

Global gases giants Air Liquide and Linde released their H1 results this week. For Air Liquide healthcare was one of the best-performing segments, and most of its growth was organic, while for Linde it lagged behind the rest of the business and it says growth will come through acquisitions. We talk to both.