Final week for bids on Penta Hospitals

Questions are surrounding the ongoing stake sale process for pan-CEE hospital chain Penta Hospitals International (PHI). Owner Penta Investments director Václav Jirků tells HBI that remaining bids are to be received by next week and rejects rumours it may pull the process entirely.

UK infra investors buy 650 retirement homes for £200m

A new joint venture between investment groups John Laing and Macquarie has agreed to acquire 650 retirement home properties from the country's biggest retirement home developer & operator McCarthy & Stone, for a total of £200m (€230m). 

Bridgepoint’s IDH buy could signal pan-European ambitions

Bridgepoint has been confirmed as the buyer for the UK's largest dental group IDH/mydentist, which is to be sold on a 10x EBITDA multiple. The private equity firm already owns a Norwegian dental asset and others are coming to market in the next 12 months, so the deal could see the emergence of another pan-European dental group. But it is a poor outcome for current holders Carlyle and Palamon.

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.

San Donato bids for Catholic-owned hospital

Italy's largest hospital group San Donato is bidding to make its first move out of northern Italy through a binding offer for Rome's Fatebenefratelli hospital. Another Vatican-owned hospital is trying to shut down sale rumours at a time when many are struggling with the financial fallout from the pandemic.

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