M&A/IPOs

 

Pre-COVID M&A bets: the good, the bad and the ugly

With M&A at a virtual standstill and potential deals re-assessed in light of COVID-19, which transactions prior to the outbreak now look badly timed? HBI investigates. The good  KKR's decision not to invest in Spanish dental operator Dentix looks even more sound now with a 20% revenue drop forecasted for the sector. Two recent entries […]

Alvarez & Marsal to sell NMC’s fertility arm

NMC Health Plc’s administrators have started selling off parts of the business according to Bloomberg with an auction of the fertility business as early as June. Consultants Alvarez & Marsal who are handling the business have invited bids for NMC’s distribution business according to the article. Potential acquirers have been asked to submit offers this […]

Doctors queuing up to sell

After years of umming and ahhing, German doctors who own outpatient practices in areas like dentistry, imaging and ophthalmology are keen to sell. And deals continue to happen in spite of COVID.

Tussle at Rhoen as shares soar above Asklepios’ offer

The management and supervisory boards of German hospital operator Rhoen Klinikum have recommended shareholders accept competitor Asklepios' takeover offer of €18.00 per share. But 25% shareholder B. Braun is proving troublesome and with Rhoen's share price now at €18.64, the saga seems far from over. 

Property investors active after month-long silence

Property investors see healthcare as a far more attractive option than bombed-out leisure or retail and are already back in the market, says Stephane Pichon, boss of Your Care Consult, which has just published its 2019 European property report. That is despite a big hike in interest rates on bank loans. We look at the current situation across Europe and also at Your Care’s figures on 2019 market size and growth rates by country.

Amethyst moves into UK market

Pan-European radiotherapy group Amethyst has moved into the UK market by buying the company behind two Gamma Knife centres. 

NMC Health goes into administration

Listed NMC Health has been placed into administration by a London court today (Thursday, April 9), following an application by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB). HBI talks to a UAE market expert about what may need to be sold off quickly to keep it afloat.

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