Two French imaging groups invested in by PE

Two medium-sized French imaging operators, X-Ray Phocea and Cardinet, have been invested in by private equity firms, in what could be a signal that the long-awaited consolidation of France's imaging sector is about to take off.

Affidea solidifies presence in Spain and Romania

Pan-European imaging and diagnostic firm Affidea is expanding in Spain and Romania. Its acquisitions of Clinica Atenea in Valencia and Odelga Imagistics clinic in Bucharest bring the number of Affidea’s centers in Europe to 340, cementing its influence in the region.

Aster DM sells majority stake in Gulf business for $1bn

Dubai-based listed hospital and pharmacy chain Aster DM is selling a majority 65% stake in its Gulf business for a shade over $1bn to a consortium led by PE investor Fajr Capital. HBI investigates the thinking behind the deal, what this means for the group's expansion plans, and looks at the future of the GCC market generally with the help of expert commentary. 

Cigna and Humana “in talks to merge”

Two of the US’s largest health insurers - Cigna and Humana - are reportedly in talks to merge. A stock-and-cash megadeal could be announced by the end of the year, but any deal will likely attract the interest of the regulator.

Fresenius Medical Care deconsolidation completed

The deconsolidation of multinational dialysis giant Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) from German health care conglomerate Fresenius Group has been completed. This means FMC is now a regular limited liability stock corporation; Fresenius Group still holds the largest minority stake (of 32.2%) in it but no longer has control over, nor unlimited liability in it.

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