UK’s CMA launches inquiry into veterinary sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced the launch of a full-scale investigation into the UK’s veterinary sector, following a sizeable response to its initial review in September 2023. The initial review generated 56,000 responses from pet owners and professionals, prompting the authority to launch a market investigation.

Mid Europa to sell Romanian provider Regina Maria for over €1bn 

Mid Europa Partners, a central and eastern Europe-focused PE investor, is selling Regina Maria, Romania’s second largest private health care provider by revenue, after almost a decade of ownership. Turkish group Acibadem is rumoured to be likely to bid, although the group would not confirm this to HBI.

American Heart of Poland buys Scanmed

Two major Polish hospital groups are set to merge and become the country’s largest private provider. American Heart of Poland, the country’s second largest group by revenue, is acquiring Scanmed, a slightly smaller group. The price of the deal is reportedly around €400m.

PAI Partners to acquire Vamed rehab clinics

French PE firm PAI Partners will become the new owner of Fresenius Vamed’s rehab business. Vamed is currently a subsidiary of German health care conglomerate Fresenius, who will continue to hold a minority stake.

Far East Drug Co. acquires majority stake in Singapore’s Fullerton Health

Fullerton Health Corporation Limited (Fullerton Health), a multinational occupational health care provider in the Asia-Pacific region, confirmed on Tuesday that pharmaceutical company Far East Drug (B.V.I.) Co. Ltd (FED) is acquiring a significant stake in the Singapore-headquartered group.

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