GenesisCare in the US files for bankruptcy

GenesisCare, the radiotherapy group with operations in the US, UK, Australia and Spain, has filed for voluntary reorganisation under chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code and will look to sell off its US assets. HBI speaks to an advisory source to find out more.

Low key Latvia sale kicks off Orpea refocusing

Last week, French nursing home operator Orpea initiated the start of the partial sale of its €1.2bn real estate portfolio, commencing with its Latvian presence - a singular retirement home in Riva. This low key sale marks the first small step in a major three-year plan to refocus its geographies. HBI speaks to a market expert to find out more.

Dutch competition authority gets reined in again

The Netherlands’ activist competition authority has been reined in again. The acquisition of dermatology specialist Mauritskliniek by hospital group Bergman Clinics is no longer barred, after another reversal by a judge. However, the decision is moot, as Mauritskliniek has already been bought by German cosmetic surgery provider Corius Gruppe.

€1bn+ Luz Saúde IPO could mark return of European health care listings

Luz Saúde, Portugal’s second largest private hospital group by revenue, is set to become a listed company once again after five years of being privately held, in an IPO which could mark the return of European health care listings. The group’s insurer owner Fidelidade plans to retain a strategic majority stake.

EDG “pulled from sale”

HBI hears the sale of Nordic-owned multinational dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) is no longer going ahead. Multiple well-placed sources tell us more.

Blackstone acquires Care Hospitals, whilst rival bidder sues

US-based PE firm Blackstone is acquiring Care Hospitals, one of India's largest hospital groups, for around $800m. Meanwhile Max Healthcare, another one of India’s largest private hospital groups and a former front-runner in the sale process, is suing Care Hospitals and its PE owner TPG, for breaching an exclusivity agreement for the sale signed in March.

Is Kursana a Cinderella?

Dussmann, the big European facilities management company which also owns Kursana, the fifth largest German nursing home group, saw revenue grow 20% to €2.8 billion in 2022. The company claimed that this was “almost exclusively organic.” But the Care & Kids division which is mainly Kursana didn’t grow at all. Is it a Cinderella?

UPMC continues Irish expansion

US-based multinational hospital group UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre) has bought Irish sports medicine hospital Sports Surgery Clinic. It is the US group’s fourth hospital in Ireland.

Babylon to be taken private by creditors

Shareholders in Babylon, which was worth $4.2bn at listing in October 2021, face being wiped out as it reverts to private ownership as creditor Albacore takes over. CEO and founder Ali Parsa, whose remuneration totalled $7.1m in 2022, is likely to stay on, says a legal expert who says the group could face legal action.

€1bn+ German outpatient group sale to shake up market

German out-of-hospital intensive care provider Deutsche Fachpflege is reportedly up for sale, in a deal that could value the company in excess of €1bn. HBI understands other players in the sector may also be coming up for sale in the coming months.

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