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Acibadem eyes up UK opportunities

IHH-owned Turkish hospital group Acibadem has opened a contact centre in the Harley Street medical area in the UK and has an eye on market opportunities. HBI speaks to an operator and an advisor to find out more.

Has the RAD-x sale stalled?

The sale process for pan-European radiology group RAD-x may have stalled, with no statements on progress from any of the parties involved. A well-placed German imaging operator tells HBI that the sale will no longer go ahead, while the group itself is giving nothing away.

AXA IM debuts in Spain with ESG nursing home deal

Global investment manager AXA IM Alts (the alternative investment arm of AXA IM) has joined forces with Spanish real estate investor Grupo Lar to invest in Spanish health care real estate assets, marking its launch into the Spanish health care market. 

Interview: Richard Storah, CFO, mydentist

HBI chats with mydentist CFO Richard Storah about the UK-based dental group’s history, its plans for 2023 and beyond, and how he sees the post-pandemic market.

EU approves new digi-physical primary care service in Ireland

The EU has given the green light to a joint venture between Centric Health, Ireland’s only major private primary care chain, and Irish Life Health, one of Ireland’s four private health insurers. The joint venture will provide a new digi-physical primary care service to Irish Life Health customers. 

CVS mulls splashing $10bn+ on primary care chain

CVS, the largest pharmacy chain in the US, is reportedly considering buying listed primary care chain Oak Street Health for $10bn, as part of its strategy to gain control over the entire patient pathway. Oak Street’s shares rose 33% after the news broke on Monday, January 9, giving the company a market cap of over $7bn at the time of writing.

Spanish group rubbishes rumours of sale

Multiple sources tell HBI Spanish for-profit hospital group Grupo Recoletas is up for sale, and rival HM Hospitales could follow if it hasn't already. Recoletas outright denies there is any process.

Korian acquires Spanish mental health provider

French pan-European elderly care giant Korian has acquired Grupo 5, a Spanish provider of mental health services, from Spanish private equity firm Corpfin Capital, after receiving the green light from Spain’s competition authority. The acquisition is part of Korian’s strategy to develop its health care offering and to build a pan-European mental health platform.

Morocco’s largest hospital group’s share price tanks after successful IPO

Africa-focused private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has made a successful exit from Akdital, Morocco's largest for-profit hospital group, with the biggest IPO on the Casablanca Stock Exchange since 2008. But despite being heavily over-subscribed, the share price has since fallen by 9%.

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