Fidelidade announces 2025 IPO, cancels IPO of subsidiary Luz Saúde

Portuguese insurance company Fidelidade has outlined its plans for a 2025 initial public offering (IPO), following a strategic reassessment that includes the cancellation of the planned listing of its hospital subsidiary, Luz Saúde. The move signals a shift in strategy for Fidelidade, which is majority-owned by China’s Fosun International.

Fakeeh Care Group to list in Saudi Arabia

Fakeeh Care Group, Saudi Arabia’s fourth largest private hospital group by revenue, is going to list through an IPO on the country’s Tadawul Stock Exchange.

UK ophtha market heating up, whilst Germany’s remains cool

The UK’s for-profit ophthalmology sector is heating up, with multiple groups likely to come up for sale this year. This is being driven by the long term increase in the amount of cataract surgeries the NHS is outsourcing. Meanwhile deal activity in Germany’s sector is still on pause, due to a decrease in cataract surgery post Covid.

Luz Saude IPO to finally go ahead

Luz Saude, Portugal’s second largest private hospital group by revenue, will become a listed company once again, six years after it was taken private by its insurer-owner, Fidelidade. The company has confirmed an IPO on Portugal’s Euronext Lisbon exchange will go ahead, almost a year after reports of plans to relist initially began circulating.

Clariane exploring French homecare business disposal options

Pan-European listed French nursing home group Clariane is exploring disposal options for its Hospitalisation à Domicile and Services de Soins Infirmiers à Domicile (HAD/SSIAD) business in France with the members of the Comité Social et Economique Central d'Entreprise (CSEC).

Nordic Capital decides to hold onto Alloheim

PE firm Nordic Capital has decided not to sell German nursing home group Alloheim, and instead to refinance it. Nordic Capital says it wants to hold onto the group “for the foreseeable future”.

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