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Turkish hospital IPO edges forward

One of Turkey's biggest hospital groups has started marketing its IPO to investors with an intention-to-float document release. Private equity owners Turkven will float nearly half of Medical Park Group in a listing set for the first half of 2018. We talk to contacts in Turkey.

Life looking to sell its stake in Max Healthcare

South-African based Life Healthcare is reported to be selling its 49.7% stake in Indian hospital chain Max Healthcare, with Radiant Life Care, a Mumbai-based group specialising in acquiring, redeveloping and operating healthcare facilities, the prospective buyer.

What do analysts think 2018 has in store for the Thai hospital market?

We talk to analysts about what 2018 has in store for the Thai private hospital market, which is worth around US$5bn. One thinks M&A will pick up domestically, while another thinks the big story will be groups expanding abroad. As for medical tourism, it's set to rise in volume, but fall in value.

Air Liquide enters home healthcare market in Saudi Arabia

French industrial and healthcare gases giant Air Liquide has entered the medicalised homecare market in Saudi Arabia, with the acquisition of what, it claims, is the largest player in the respiratory homecare sector.

Big Brazilian HMOs mull IPOs or sale

Several big Brazilian vertically integrated insurance/hospital groups are planning IPOs. Meanwhile, big US healthcare insurers and Chinese investors are sniffing around.