Is the PE tap being turned off?

Economic uncertainty could well mean a slowdown in M&A from private equity houses. Could we be facing a repeat of the dark days of 2009, and a halving of deal flow, or is there light on the horizon? HBI has been chatting with consultants and advisers over the last couple of weeks to see if there is a consensus.

Is Bridgepoint looking to sell Diaverum in Q4?

Swedish pan-European dialysis group Diaverum could be up for sale in Q4. Reports suggest PE owner Bridgepoint has reportedly appointed American investment bank Citi to review strategic options for a sale.

EDG for sale, while Dentex sells

As exclusively predicted by HBI at the start of August, pan-European and dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) is up for sale.

KKR-Ramsay deal looks to be off (again)

The seemingly ill-fated takeover of Australia-based international hospital group Ramsay seems to fallen apart after the consortium led by PE firm KKR refused to amend its second offer which Ramsay called “meaningfully inferior”.

Consultants ponder a three way marriage

WMC, the largest player in management consultancy in German hospitals has formed a partnership with healthcare specialists Mansfield in the UK and Antares in Spain. WMC is backed by Nordic Capital. So does this mean a merger?

Veonet buys in Spain, looks abroad for expansion

HBI hears exclusively that large Germany-based ophthalmology platform Veonet is buying in Spain, and turning its attention generally to opportunities outside its domestic market.

IHH’s negotiation for Ramsay Sime Darby ends without agreement

Discussions between Asia’s largest multinational hospital group IHH Healthcare Bhd, multinational Australian hospital group Ramsay and logistics company Sime Darby Berhad over the acquisition of Ramsay’s Asian branch Ramsay Sime Darby by IHH have ended without any agreement.

Is Circle BMI for sale or not?

The sale of UK hospital group Circle BMI rolls on - or does it? US care company Centene announced its intention to divest its foreign assets in December and has successfully sold its Spanish and central European subsidiary.  HBI now understands from a source close to the company that the sale of Circle BMI is not currently on the cards. Why?

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