HBI hears that the surprise buyer of European imaging and cancer treatment provider Affidea, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) may not have been the highest bidder, despite winning out. HBI considers who else was in the running, and the EBITDA figure that may have been used for the deal.
Ramsay Santé, the European branch of multinational hospital giant Ramsay Healthcare, has sealed the deal for its acquisition of listed Swedish specialty care provider GHP Specialty Care, having obtained 96.6% of its shares before the closing of the initial acceptance period on Friday, April 22.
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (“GBL”) has signed definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in European imaging and cancer treatment provider Affidea from B-FLEXION, the private investment firm of the Switzerland-based billionaire Bertarelli family. GBL will invest up to €1bn of equity for the transaction which is its first substantive healthcare investment.
French lab group Inovie is looking for a new majority stakeholder off a €4bn+ enterprise value, HBI hears. Inovie is currently working with financial advisers to determine interest from potential buyers.