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Medlife has money to spend in CEE

Listed Romanian healthcare group Medlife says it has €20m to spend on new acquisitions in Romania and Hungary. Although it and for-sale competitor Regina Maria have both completed large domestic deals in the past month, the internationalisation effort probably highlights that most good assets in Romania have now been bought.

Opportunities in LATAM

Panellists on the LatAm panel at HBI 2019 see good opportunities in the region thanks to booming demand, particularly as demographics shift from rural to urban bases, and with the growth of the chronic and elderly care markets. Increasing use of digital health tools and better data, plus the growth of the consumer market are also seen as positive factors for the market.

Medical staff spending vs hospitalisation rates

This week we plot medical staff spending in France against total hospitalisation rates and explore how the numbers paint a picture of national sectors. What treatments cost businesses and payors the most in staff resources? Where are inpatient admissions the highest?

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.

Does Value Health have a future?

Value health is the revolutionary idea pioneered by Harvard guru Michael Porter. He had the temerity to suggest providers should be rewarded for quality, rather than activity and that the patient should be viewed and consulted as customers. Invented in the early noughties, it hit a high water mark 7-8 years ago when Obamacare was rolled out incorporating the concept. Then it felt like an inexorable river.

DACH: Opportunities and pitfalls

A robust DACH session at HBI 2019 reached broad agreement over the most - and least - favourable areas for investment in healthcare in the region, but struggled to agree on the likely implication of the key legislation about to be brought in.

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.

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?

European Medical Center IPO still going ahead

Moscow hospital group European Medical Center (EMC) still plans to IPO in around a year and is likely to list more than competitor MD Medical's 35% free float, we are told, while minority owner Baring Vostok will not completely exit.

Interview: Martin Hrezo, CEO, Penta Hospitals International

We talk to the new CEO of CEE group Penta Hospitals International (PHI). Martin Hrezo discusses current markets Poland, Slovakia and Czechia, the synergies between them and why it decided to slow down its international expansion.

Magnificent seven plan to consolidate Hungarian healthcare

We talk to Dr Lajos Fabian, chairman of MedAlliance Holding, a grouping of seven investors which has been busy buying healthcare providers in the fragmented Hungarian healthcare market through its buy-and-build platform Tritonlife, which it launched in late 2018. The aim is to replicate the achievements of Medigroup in Serbia and Regina Maria in Romania with eventual sale or IPO, but not for at least 5-7 years.

IPOs no-show as market slows

Two of Europe’s biggest healthcare companies which were widely expected to IPO imminently are now, we hear, ruling out this year. Why the delay – and what does this tell us about the state of a slowing market? HBI speaks to an operator CEO and investment banking sources.

Romania’s largest healthcare group looks abroad

Listed Romanian healthcare group Medlife is looking to neighbouring countries for expansion, says its CEO. We analyse the opportunity in the four that he singled out, each of which is ripe for consolidation.

Joseph Priel dies

The most successful health care entrepreneur in central and eastern Europe has died aged just 65. What was this formidable man like and what does this mean for his many ventures?

PharmAccess helps roll out Universal Healthcare Cover

PharmAccess Foundation, the pioneering Dutch NGO which has lent money to 1,000 for-profit clinics across Africa and launched an innovative mobile health payment scheme in Kenya is now working closely with governments.

TPG in for Abraaj’s health fund

Private equity giant TPG Capital has reportedly entered exclusive negotiations to take over the management of Abraaj's $1bn healthcare fund which has assets in Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and India. It looks to be the end of a protracted saga which contacts say might dampen fund managers' appetite for so-called impact investing in emerging markets.

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