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MedLife makes first foray onto oncology market

Listed Romanian healthcare group MedLife has entered the oncology market for the first time, acquiring a majority stake in a Bucharest provider. We speak to a market expert about the move.

IHH buys hospital from major shareholder

Pan-Asian hospital group IHH Healthcare Berhad is further consolidating its strong position in Malaysia with the acquisition of a substantial private medical centre in its capital, Kuala Lumpur.

French lab group seeks €400-500m sale

The owners of France's sixth biggest lab group Laborizon are reportedly selling a majority stake in the company, we hear, with first-round bids due Friday, September 27.

What are Germany’s biggest for-profit healthcare markets?

Germany spends more on healthcare in real terms than any country in Europe. Alongside France, it also has the highest spending ratio for healthcare at 11.2% GDP. Here, we show you how the German for-profit healthcare market breaks down by sector and give you some insight into M&A in its three biggest markets.

Big hospital deals in Asia close to completion

A deal to buy pan-southeast Asian hospital group Columbia Asia has reportedly been agreed, while The Philippines' largest private hospital group's dual-track process is rolling on with a prospectus filed and second-round bids in.

Hirslanden offloads hospital to rival

Mediclinic-owned Swiss hospital group Hirslanden is selling a small hospital to rival Swiss Medical Network (SMN) in an opco-propco deal. We are told that most of the transaction value is in the real estate.

Affidea pulls Portuguese lab sales process

Pan-European imaging and outpatient group Affidea kicked off a process to sell its Portuguese lab business in 2018 but may have opted to retain it, HBI understands.

Brazilian insurer “not for sale”, but Hapvida continues to be the one to watch

Brazilian health insurer Clinipam may be the target of four prospective buyers according to local reports – but the company denies it is for sale despite its apparent suitors. We speak to a Brazilian healthcare expert who tells us that Hapvida is the one to watch, and talk about its prospective targets and strategy.

Diaverum buys in Brazil

Global dialysis provider Diaverum has expanded its Brazilian footprint with another acquisition in Sao Paulo. Figures from the country's nephrology society indicate one in ten dialysis clinics are now owned by the international consolidators.

Private equity bids for The Philippines’ largest hospital group

American private equity giants are reportedly vying for a minority stake in Metro Pacific Hospitals, the largest private hospital group in The Philippines, but are valuing the group at a lower price than initially speculated. Euronews reports that bidders including KKR, Blackstone, CVC and Singaporean wealth fund Temasek holdings are competing for a stake in the […]

NMC Health shares soar as investors bid for stake: but is it a serious offer?

Unnamed groups, one linked to Chinese conglomerate Fosun, have reportedly bid nearly $2bn for a 40% stake in London-listed global healthcare group NMC Health, according to a Reuters story, sending the share price soaring on the same day as its H1 2019 results. But the offer looks like it is still far below NMC Health's peak share price of August 2018, so why on earth would they sell now? We give the reaction of analysts, advisers and investors. 

Regina Maria buys in Northern Romania

Romanian healthcare group Regina Maria, the second-largest for-profit health care group in the country by revenue, has acquired a clinic in the North as part of an active growth strategy before a likely sale next month, September 2019, by Mid Europa. We speak to a local consultant about the move.

GesundHeits sale falls through

HBI exclusively hears that German medicalised homecare specialist GesundHeits GmbH (GHD) has pulled the plug on its sales process, despite entering a second round of talks and claiming it received interest from over 25 prospective buyers. We speak to a market expert about what happened.

Polish imaging group could sell next year

One of Poland’s largest private imaging groups could be sold by its private equity owners Tar Heel Capital next year. We talk to Tar Heel Capital managing partner Andrzej Różycki.

Rede d’Or grabs stake in insurance broker Qualicorp

Brazil's largest hospital chain by revenue Rede d'Or has acquired a minority stake in Qualicorp, a broker in the sale of healthcare insurance for members of professional organisations. The move spells a new era for Qualicorp and increases both parties' bargaining power in the face of insurers, meaning potentially cheaper health plans. We interview a Brazilian executive.

French radiologists “desperate to sell” as Germany consolidates

There is massive pent-up demand amongst France's outpatient radiologists to sell their practices, an investor claims, and while plenty of investors are eyeing up the sector, no one is yet willing to make the first move and face the backlash from the medical profession. Across the Rhine, consolidation is already happening.
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