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Korian enters Spanish market, plans consolidation

European nursing home giant Korian has followed its French competitors onto the Spanish market with the acquisition of a high-end group in Andalucia. We speak to Korian's director of investor relations about why it finally made the move after years of steering clear.

Mubadala buys into long-term/post-acute rehab

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company has acquired long-term, post-acute and home care group Amana Healthcare from existing shareholders. It comes as Dubai adopts DRG payments in the hospital sector this year which should propel the post-acute sector upwards, and the group tells us it is set to open a facility there imminently.

Elsan unlikely to trade before 2020

Despite rumours last year that CVC Capital Partners might be set to exit its large French hospital asset, we look at why this now seems unlikely -  and reveal which hospitals are performing the best and the group's EBITDA, together with a potential valuation.

European REIT buys big in UK care market

Belgian real-estate investor Aedifica SA has acquired a large portfolio of UK care homes and entered the market for the first time. At a time when margins are being squeezed and groups in this sector have proved slow to sell generally, is this a wise move? We ask three experts for their views.

Turkish private hospitals closing at a dizzying rate

We hear that a handful of independent private hospitals in Turkey have closed in the past few months as a faltering economy takes its toll, while larger groups are apparently cutting back on staffing to maintain margins.

Interview: Steve Grobet, Orpea

Nursing home giant Orpea turns 30 this year, and has a portfolio of 854 facilities and 86,757 beds across 13 different countries. We talk markets and strategy with Steve Grobet, head of Orpea's investor relations.

Barchester sale imminent

We hear that the sale of UK care home group Barchester is imminent - perhaps even before Christmas - and have the name of the likely buyer.

GE Healthcare “files papers for IPO”

American multinational conglomerate General Electric has filed the paperwork to IPO its healthcare arm in mid-2019, according to reports in the US.

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?

BMI Healthcare change of ownership completed

BMI Healthcare, the UK's largest hospital chain by number of sites, has announced the completion of a previously-announced deal that sees Hospital Topco Limited, a company majority owned by PE firm Centerbridge and effective landlord of most of BMI's hospital properties, become majority owner of BMI's operating company. What now?

US real-estate investor enters Dutch elderly care

US real-estate investor Heitman has entered the Dutch elderly care market with the acquisition of De Leyhoeve, a high-end assisted living facility for the elderly. We speak to a Dutch market expert about its business model, which takes a luxurious approach to assisted living.

CMG bought by AMP Capital

Australian private equity AMP Capital has bought UK specialist care provider Care Management Group (CMG). We speak to AMP's CEO, and a market expert who gives us his take on the deal and what it means for the market.

Interview: Dr Helmut Schuehsler, TVM Capital

HBI talks to Dr Helmut Schuehsler, chairman and CEO at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, Dubai and Singapore, about the group’s prospective exit from its current healthcare assets, its hunt for new investments, and the MENA market more specifically.

TVM Capital is divesting, and investing

HBI hears that investment group TVM Capital will soon be looking to divest itself of its healthcare services assets, and is looking at fresh investments in the sector.

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