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Germany welcomes wave of Filipino nurses to combat recruitment crisis

Asklepios, Germany's second largest operator of private hospitals by revenue, has set up a pipeline from the Philippines with an initial cohort of 260 being recruited and more to follow. We speak to a healthcare workforce specialist and a German-based operator to find out why.

Mid Europa enters the Serbian private healthcare market

Private equity investor Mid Europa has entered the Serbian private healthcare market for the first time, with the acquisition of hospital operator MediGroup. We speak to a partner at seller Blue Sea Capital.

Bain and KKR vying for Life’s Max Healthcare stake

Private equity giants Bain Capital and KKR are reportedly fighting it out for South African Life Healthcare's 47.5% stake in Indian hospital chain Max Healthcare. One source tells Healthcare Nova that the rumoured bidders "have no idea what they are buying into".

Turkey’s largest hospital group on the hunt for acquisitions

MLP Care, Turkey's largest hospital group which runs the Medical Park chain, saw substantial revenue and  EBITDA growth in the first six months of the year. Group CFO Burcu Ozturk tells us that is now looking to expand via acquisitions after opening two new hospitals this year.

“No interest” in BMI, propco takeover increasingly likely, say sources

We hear that South African hospital group Netcare has received a less-than-lukewarm reception so far when trying to market its UK asset BMI Healthcare this summer and that a takeover by the propco owners is the most likely scenario, as we reported earlier. But how will the incoming owner return the business to profitability? One well-placed […]

Why investors are viewing the UK market with caution

Is the UK is losing out to Europe when it comes to healthcare deals? With so much for sale and so little buying activity recently, Healthcare Europa catches up with a UK market analyst to find out more.

Diaverum posts 90 job vacancies in Saudi Arabia

International dialysis giant Diaverum has posted 90 job vacancies for its clinics in Saudi Arabia, according to local outlets. The group's massive government contract looks set to expire in 2019 and there is speculation it may not be renewed. 

Falck defines core entities and puts Danish clinics into strategic review

Falck, the world's largest emergency services group which had 10.88bn Dkr (€1.45bn) of revenue from ambulances and health services, has defined its core businesses. Two businesses are "undergoing strategic reviews". There are rumours that majority shareholder, Lundbeck Foundation, might sell off the entire group.