For-profit lab consolidation across Europe’s biggest markets

Germany, France and Italy are Europe's largest for-profit laboratory services markets, with heavyweight groups like Sonic, Synlab, and Cerba having significant market shares. As the major players continue to make large and bolt-on acquisitions, just how consolidated are these markets.

Interview: Jürgen Laartz, founder, and Alexandra Cosma, COO, EDU Malta

A five and a half year education (Batchelor + Masters) as a doctor for just €100,000? That is what is on offer from EDU Malta, a for-profit educational institute with statutes which commit it to working for the public good. It is working closely with Fresenius Helios and other German hospitals and is looking for hospital partners in other countries.  So how does it work, what are EDU’s plans and what role could this play in dealing with the massive world shortage of doctors?

Fresenius Helios expands in Colombia

Quironsalud, the Spanish arm of Fresenus Helios has expanded its Colombian business with the acquisition of Centro Oncológico de Antioquia and ophthalmology centre Clínica Clofán. In its nine month results Fresenius stated that Latin America were strong and "notably above expectations." We look at a booming market where Fresenius Helios spent the lion's share of its €770m on M&A deals in 2020 and 2019 alone.

Proximie continues global expansion with Teladoc deal

Since we last interviewed health-tech provider Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, the Proximie CEO, last year, the group's technology has been deployed in 200 additional hospitals globally, and it has plans to scale its services up following its recent partnership with telehealth rival, Teladoc Health. HBI speaks to Hachach-Haram to find out more.

HBI 2021: Don’t cede your brand in internationalisation

Some revered global brands have become unstuck in their internationalisation by ceding control of a brand without any quality assurance. Panellists at HBI 2021 discussed how to manage that process more effectively. 

HBI 2021: GCC investment approval now ‘takes five minutes’

Is healthcare in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the next big investment opportunity? According to a panel at HBI 2021 on the MENA region the answer is an emphatic yes, and the region is 'open for business - though not a market for the faint of heart.

UK & Ireland: Overview

The UK remains by far the largest market for private equity investment in Europe. But what are the dynamics post-Covid and post-Brexit? A wide-ranging exploration with expert advisors, investors and operators discussing the region’s recovery, investment, regulation and growth sectors. Confirmed speakers include: Sharon Lamb, MWE Sam Gray, Apposite Capital Mike Parish, Care UK Chaired […]

Central and Eastern Europe: Overview

Opportunities remain huge and growth rates are impressively high yet increasingly populist governments are unpredictable and often hostile to the private sector. A wide-ranging exploration with expert advisors, investors, and operators discussing the region’s recovery, investment, regulation, and growth sectors. Confirmed speakers to include: Martin Kodar, BaltCap Anna Rulkiewicz, LUX MED Fady Chreih, Regina Maria […]

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