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Minority stake in $2bn Metro Pacific could put IPO back on the table

Investment firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC) is reportedly preparing to sell a minority stake in its hospital business, the largest in the Philippines, in a deal that would value the company at $2bn or 15.8x 2019 expected EBITDA. HBI sources speculate that it could be the run-up to an IPO.

Hapvida acquires second rival this year

Brazilian HMO Hapvida has acquired smaller rival Grupo América as it rolls its expansion strategy out across the country. HBI talks to a market source to find out more.

Dentix sale; non-binding bids are in

HBI hears that the owners of Spain’s biggest dental chain, Dentix, received non-binding offers for the sale of the company last week.

Centene to acquire control of Ribera Salud

Centene, the massive American third-party administrator, is increasing its 50% stake in Spanish health management group Ribera Salud to 90%. The deal, which is going through regulatory approval, values Ribera at €125-140m and could be a signal of more acquisitions outside the US as the health reform which helped it grow looks increasingly under attack by President Trump.

Singaporean group IPOs as it targets digital solutions

Alliance Healthcare Group, provider of primary care and specialist clinics, has joined around 16 Singaporean healthcare services companies listed in Singapore, in preparation for a digital overhaul of its healthcare services. We speak to a finance expert and the CEO of a digital healthcare platform about the move.

PE sniffing around Aleris

Investor is to complete its pullout from the health care services sector according to sources. Having flogged Aleris' primary care arm to and its care business to Ambea, we hear it now wants to sell off its hospital business in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Can you internationalise digital mental health platforms?

Earlier this year, German hospital and psychiatric specialist Asklepios bought a Dutch platform for mental health services despite no reimbursement in place at the time. Only yesterday did the German Ministry of Health announce a draft bill for the reimbursement of digital therapy software. We speak to the CEOs of Dutch platform Karify, UK platform Xenzone as well as the CEO of French international psychiatric clinics, Clinéa, about the risks of going international.

Is Spanish mental health hotting up?

Recent activity in Spanish psychiatry and mental health suggests growth on this market is picking up speed. Who are the emerging consolidators? We speak to market experts following this space.

New law lifts lid on who is consolidating German outpatient

More private equity groups have been buying acute hospitals in Germany to enter the wider outpatient sector, now their only option since a new law was passed on May 1. It has made it easier to track who is entering the outpatient market.

Korian enters the Dutch market

Europe's largest nursing home group by revenue has expanded into the Netherlands with the acquisition of a small, high-end Alzheimer's specialist. We speak to a Dutch adviser about the move.

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