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What does Kiwi deal tell us about Bupa’s plans?

Bupa appears to be selling off its New Zealand nursing home arm. What does this mean for the rest of its huge health care services portfolio – which generated revenue of £3.74bn in 2021 – and of its long-term strategy?

US homecare tech specialist buys Home Instead

US-based homecare tech specialist Honor Technology has acquired Home Instead, the global leader of franchise homecare services. The deal creates a global homecare group worth more than $2.1 billion in homecare revenue.  HBI chats with sources including Home Instead's UK CEO to find out what the deal means for markets outside of the United States.

Bupa shift towards digital could impact M&A

Bupa’s new CEO Iñaki Ereño has announced a new strategy for the international health insurer and service group including making 40% of customer care touchpoints Bupa-owned, and having 60% active digital customers. What does this mean for Bupa's M&A strategy going forward? We talk to consultancy Candesic to find out more.

Suitors line up to buy $1bn Fullerton

Private equity firms Coalition Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus are reportedly short-listed to acquire South East Asian healthcare services provider Fullerton Healthcare Group for $1 billion.

FREE BLOG Is value health dead?

A decade ago value health was flying high. Launched by Harvard guru Michael Porter in 2006 the idea was enthusiastically espoused by Barak Obama and central to Obamacare. Then along came Trump. Meanwhile, the fiendish complexity of health care has stymied efforts. So where is it now? ICHOM 2019 in Rotterdam with 1,250 delegates was a great place to find out.

Wafer-thin health care service profits at Bupa

Why did Bupa, the international health insurer which is also one of the largest health care service players outside of the USA, announce its 2018 results so quietly that HBI isn't aware of any UK daily reporting them this year? The figures show that Bupa's £3.37bn of revenue from nursing homes, hospitals, dentistry and primary care across a dozen countries, barely made money. Could this be down to its interesting governance structure?

UK nursing home real-estate proving attractive to investors

According to a report by real-estate investor Octopus Healthcare, both current and new investors in UK elderly care will be allocating increasing resources to the sector, despite the market experiencing significant financial challenges. We speak to the company's CEO, Benjamin Davis, about why UK elderly care remains a hotspot for investment.

Luye Medical preparing for $500m IPO

Singapore-based healthcare services provider Luye Medical Group is preparing an initial public offering that could raise around $500m.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

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