Alliance Medical sale “imminent”

HBI hears that the longstanding sale of UK diagnostic firm Alliance Medical Group is imminent, with two bidders left in the process and pan-European operator Affidea tipped to be the front-runner. We speak to three market experts to find out more about the deal which is being valued at around $800m-$1bn.

Optimo acquires Abbeycare

UK Homecare group Optimo Care is acquiring specialist supported-living provider Abbeycare, the deal marking the group’s eighth acquisition in the last year. HBI speaks to Ben Hales, Optimo’s group project director to find out more about its run of M&A in what, for most, has been a quiet year.

Donte Group expansion could be prelude to sale

Spain’s largest dentistry provider Donte Group plans to have 420 clinics by the end of the year, possibly indicating its owners are looking to offload the group soon.

Ramsay Sime Darby sale shortlist – Santé might be next

The sale of Malaysia and Indonesia-based hospital group Ramsay Sime Darby marches on, with a shortlist of candidates reportedly jostling for the $1.5bn purchase. Reports suggest French hospital group Ramsay Santé is next.

Aster DM set to sell GCC business

Listed hospital group Aster DM’s share price has rocketed in anticipation as the group’s long-awaited sale in the Gulf looms closer.

Portugal’s hospital market: IPO, reform and intrigue

The growth of PMI makes Portugal an exciting market for hospitals. With the IPO of a major hospital group on the cards, reform looking to change the way public-private partnerships are paid, and political intrigue which rivals Game of Thrones, HBI digs into what’s making the market tick.

San Donato remains in family hands, plans international expansion

In July, prior to its proposed acquisition of American Heart of Poland, there was a big reorganisation at Gruppo San Donato, Italy's largest hospital group. This pours some light on the relationship between Tunisian entrepreneur Kamel Ghribi, whose GKSD vehicle is now intertwined with San Donato, and the Rotelli family.

Circle Health set to be sold for $1.2bn

PureHealth, an Abu Dhabi group which is effectively state-owned, is set to buy Circle Health, the UK's second largest hospital group by revenue, for $1.2bn. The deal follows PureHealth's acquisition of a minority stake in a major US hospital chain. It comes as revenue from both private pay and NHS outsourcing surges in the UK.

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