M&A/IPOs

 

Orange and AXA buy pan-African digital health player

Telecoms giant Orange and insurer AXA will become majority shareholders of the appointment booking and telehealth platform DabaDoc, which operates mostly in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. It has intentions to expand across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Icade Santé plans IPO as REITs bulk up healthcare

Icade will separately list its healthcare division Icade Santé on the Euronext by the end of this year, becoming Europe's largest healthcare-only REITs. The news comes as Aedifica singles out healthcare as the main spending target of a new €287m raise.

Terveystalo finally goes international

Terveystalo has moved outside Finland for the first time by acquiring one of Sweden's largest occupational healthcare groups, Feelgood. It is the second of Finland's big three operators to internationalise. 

Billions set to be written off as creditors take charge of NMC

NMC's creditors are now in the driving seat, after a take-it-or-leave it ultimatum from joint administrators Alvarez and Marsal left them with little option other than to accept a financial restructuring plan which wipes out billions of dollars owed to them, in return for ownership of the business.

$4.2bn Babylon to go public at 11-13x revenue multiple

Global digital health platform Babylon Health will IPO through a $4.2bn merger with SPAC Alkuri Acquisition Corp. The deal gives it a 13x revenue multiple of the $4.2bn equity value and 11x a $3.6bn enterprise value. The move comes as Europe's players increasingly look to the States as a more scalable market. Despite just launching there last year, 70% of Babylon's revenues now come from the States.

Kuwait International Bank cuts its losses, sells NMC debt

Kuwait International Bank is selling off the debt it is owed by NMC Health, the UAE's largest hospital group which remains in administration following a fall from grace precipitated by short-seller Muddy Waters' report back in 2019.

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