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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.

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.

Interview: Fatih Mehmet Gul, COO, Fakeeh University Hospital Dubai

We talk to the COO of Dubai's first university hospital which is being launched by Saudi group Fakeeh Care. Fatih Mehmet Gul discusses what his company's first UAE foray will specialise in, where the national market is heading and how soon the whole population will have mandatory health coverage.

FREE BLOG The secret of Israeli healthcare

It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans – the people who have the world’s most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it?

Priel to consolidate Croatian market

Joseph Priel, the founder of Euromedic which became Affidea, and the company's former Croatia CEO Dr Ivan Svajger have joined forces to consolidate the Balkan nation's fragmented acute care sector. We talk to Svajger about the market opportunity in the EU's newest member state. 

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.

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.

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