IVIRMA buys CREATE Fertility as it looks to expand abroad

Global reproductive specialist IVI RMA has acquired CREATE Fertility and low-cost specialist abc IVF in what it says is the UK's largest IVF deal. HBI speaks to Praful Nargund, CREATE's managing director, to find out more about its big plans for international expansion.

Icade Santé to IPO by year-end as Cofinimmo enters UK

French REIT Icade says it will float healthcare property investor Icade Santé by the end of 2021 to raise funds for a €3bn four-year investment plan. The news comes as Cofinimmo acquires its first healthcare assets in the UK.

Kuwait sovereign fund in for Almaviva

Wren House, the investment subsidiary owned by the Kuwait Sovereign Fund, is about to buy French hospital group Almaviva Santé from Antin, reports say. 

Mehilainen acquires Finland’s largest physiotherapy player

Finland's second-largest for-profit healthcare operator Mehilainen has acquired Fysios which claims to be the country's largest for-profit physiotherapy player. The newly acquired group is looking to expand internationally, and grow its digital services.

Meine Radiologie deal: A very high price and multiple?

A well-placed German radiology source has given HBI a price and multiple for EQT's acquisition of Meine Radiologie which, together with Blikk, is combining to make the country's largest group in the sector by revenue.

Cerba acquires Lifebrain for €1.2bn

EQT-backed Cerba has acquired Italy's largest lab group Lifebrain in a move that will strengthen its position as Europe's third-largest operator.

Spire takeover scuppered by revolting investors

The proposed takeover of UK-based hospital chain Spire is now off the cards, as global Australia-based group Ramsay failed to rouse sufficient shareholder support for the deal, falling short of the 75% minimum threshold (by value) it needed for approval.

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