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Troubled public sector could open opportunities for German hospitals

Ameos, Germany's largest for-profit psychiatric provider by revenue, is bidding for a non-profit university hospital in Saxony-Arnhalt, northwestern Germany, alongside SRH Kliniken, a top-ten for-profit hospital group. We hear publicly-owned hospitals are in trouble and this could open up opportunities for the private sector across the country.

Aedifica acquires UK portfolio

Belgian REIT Aedifica has acquired five assets in the UK, its second deal in the country since it entered the market for the first time last January.

Mid Europa pulls Regina Maria sale

PE firm Mid Europa has pulled the sale of its Romanian healthcare provider Regina Maria, but may re-launch it in the second half of 2021.

Circle and MPT take over BMI Healthcare

UK hospital group Circle Health is acquiring competitor BMI Healthcare, confirming HBI's earlier exclusive report, while international healthcare REIT Medical Properties Trust (MPT) is buying the bulk of the real estate. We talk to UK advisors and crunch the numbers of the deal.

SpaMedica up for sale (again)

HBI hears ophthalmic specialist SpaMedica, the largest UK NHS cataract surgery provider, is back up for sale just two months after it was pulled from the market. HBI speaks to a UK based market expert to find out more, and about how the group continues to carve out a growing niche for itself, and speculates on price and multiple.

IMs for The Priory in Q1 – but who will buy?

Advisors tell HBI that US-listed group Acadia's sale of UK psychiatry provider The Priory is certain to go ahead this quarter - with investment memorandums (IMs) possibly out in the next few weeks.

KKR takes majority stake in Dentix

KKR has bought a majority stake in Spain's biggest dental chain Dentix, eight months after founder Angel Lorenzo Muriel mandated Rothschild to explore a minority sale.

Fresenius Helios expands further in LATAM

Spain's largest private hospital group Quironsalud, part of Fresenius Helios, has signed an agreement to acquire a substantial private hospital in Colombia as part of its continuing investment in the country. 

Bridgepoint buys into Norwegian dentistry

Buyout specialist Bridgepoint Development Capital is to acquire a majority shareholding in Oris Dental, a Norwegian group with 25 dental clinics and 4 dental laboratories.

FREE BLOG After Christmas come the New Year sales

Christmas is fast approaching, and hot on its heels, the New Year sales. Here at HBI, we like a high street deal as much as the next man, but it’s what’s in the healthcare services pipeline in 2020 that’s caught our eye today.

UK M&A sees record high despite weak pound

Consumer healthcare M&A in the UK has seen a five year high this year clocking up 26 transactions in total according to a new report. Activity has been focused in dentistry, cosmetics, dermatology and fertility.

Four Seasons ‘loses’ almost 60 homes to rivals

The UK's largest nursing home provider Four Seasons has had 57 of its leasehold properties sold to rival operators in a blow to its negotiation process with landlords over rent levels. The company is still waiting for a buyer for its freehold properties. We speak to a source close to the company.

Korian acquires minority stake in Italian group

In line with Korian's ambitions to become a 'one-stop shop' for elderly care, the company has acquired a 42% stake in Italian domiciliary and residential care provider Over, the services of which will be managed through an online portal.

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