Cinven looks to take Synlab private as Covid boost falters

Frankfurt-listed Synlab could be about to be taken private following a non-binding full takeover offer earlier this week. With its full year results released yesterday and facing questions about its plans, HBI asks market experts what they think of the move.

Employers driving up Scandi PMI

Despite its reputation for excellent public healthcare and an economy as close to socialist as a capitalist country can be, private medical insurance (PMI) is on the up in Scandinavia. HBI speaks to three operators to find out more.

Good growth but profit problems for Terveystalo and Attendo in 2022

Elderly care group Attendo and outpatient group Terveystalo, two pan-Nordic giants with over a billion in revenue, struggled to turn a profit in 2022. This was despite strong (organic) revenue growth, set against a backdrop of rising inflation. HBI looks at the newly released results of both groups to find out more. 

Danish outsourcing deal ‘has broad consensus’ 

Last week we reported that some operators had expressed concerns after the Danish government made a new outsourcing agreement with the private hospital sector. This week we hear from operators more supportive of the development, who are keen to share a different perspective.

EDG sale “in early stages”

HBI understands that the sale of pan-European and dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) has begun, and is in its very early stages. 

Interview: Lars Dahle, founder, Dignio

Having spent the last 10 years of his life building a multi-million revenue company, Dignio founder Lars Dahle has found the last week since he stepped down as CEO rather quiet. HBI catches up with him in reflective mood, as he chats about how he built the business up, and how he really feels about leaving his company's future in others' hands.

Nordic PMI grows in tandem with waiting lists

Private medical insurance (PMI) plans are on the increase in the Nordic nations, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Longer public health waiting times and incentives in employment contracts are the main reasons. HBI investigates.

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