Inflow of nurses to top five European markets

This week, HBI looks at the annual inflow of nurses from abroad to the big five Western European markets - the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain - using public data from OECD. Those looking for an outlier need look no further than the UK.

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.

Unilabs sale completes

AP Moller Holding, the investment company owned by the billionaire Maersk family, has closed the purchase of global lab and imaging chain Unilabs. 

Market conditions right for Unilabs to sell

HBI hears rumour that pan-European laboratory and imaging group Unilabs could sell soon. We explore how its private equity owner Apax could make a much-anticipated exit. 

Unilabs enters Peruvian imaging

Diagnostic group Unilabs has entered Peruvian imaging with the acquisition of Cimedic. The group says it's the start of a strategic plan for diagnostic growth in the country.

Covid continues to boost Unilabs in 2021

Executive chairman Jos Lamers has told HBI that Covid sales continue to rise in Q1 and Q2 2021. They certainly boosted 2020 results at the international lab and imaging group owned by Apax Partners. Like rivals Synlab and Sonic, the business continues to roar away. 

DomusVi acquires in Chile and targets Peru and Mexico

European nursing home operator DomusVi has acquired two facilities in Chile through its subsidiary Acalis as part of a rapid expansion strategy across the region. This is the group's second acquisition in Latin America, as growth has otherwise been focused on greenfield. We speak to the CEO of Acalis Latam about the group's regional strategy.

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