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PE sniffing around Aleris

Investor is to complete its pullout from the health care services sector according to sources. Having flogged Aleris' primary care arm to and its care business to Ambea, we hear it now wants to sell off its hospital business in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Can you internationalise digital mental health platforms?

Earlier this year, German hospital and psychiatric specialist Asklepios bought a Dutch platform for mental health services despite no reimbursement in place at the time. Only yesterday did the German Ministry of Health announce a draft bill for the reimbursement of digital therapy software. We speak to the CEOs of Dutch platform Karify, UK platform Xenzone as well as the CEO of French international psychiatric clinics, Clinéa, about the risks of going international.

Is Spanish mental health hotting up?

Recent activity in Spanish psychiatry and mental health suggests growth on this market is picking up speed. Who are the emerging consolidators? We speak to market experts following this space.

New law lifts lid on who is consolidating German outpatient

More private equity groups have been buying acute hospitals in Germany to enter the wider outpatient sector, now their only option since a new law was passed on May 1. It has made it easier to track who is entering the outpatient market.

Korian enters the Dutch market

Europe's largest nursing home group by revenue has expanded into the Netherlands with the acquisition of a small, high-end Alzheimer's specialist. We speak to a Dutch adviser about the move.

GesundHeits enters second phase of sales process

Germany's largest medicalised homecare company by revenue, GesundHeits (GHD), tells HBI it has already met with over 25 different prospective buyers and has entered a second round of talks. We speak to the company's CEO and discuss price and potential buyers with a market expert.

MedEuropa acquires German radiosurgery group

Radiotherapy group MedEuropa has acquired the largest radiosurgery player in the German market, a year after telling HBI it wanted to create a pan-European network. 

Investing in Europe: Strategies, trends and threats

Paris-based PAI Partners, US firm Blackstone, Swedish private equity EQT and healthcare-only investor GHO talked about investment strategy, future trends and threats to the sector at HBI 2019, as they shared their investment insights.

Four Seasons goes into administration and prepares to sell

The UK's third largest nursing home provider by revenue, Four Seasons, has gone into administration as it prepares for a sale. Two market experts give us their view on the company's prospects going forward. Will the company sell, or will the administrators shut it down? "Four Seasons will be sold, whether that is the entire […]

Radiant – Max merger close to completion

South African-based healthcare operator Life Healthcare is expected to exit India-based Max Healthcare in the next 30 days, as the latter completes its merger with KKR-backed Indian hospital management company Radiant Life Care. HBI talks to a source close to the company to find out more.

Median process gets put back “3-4 years”

The sale of German rehabilitation giant Median Kliniken by owners Waterland may have been put back, HBI hears, though sources close to the company suggest otherwise.

Vivisol acquires in Germany and Brazil

Italian medicalised homecare group Vivisol has acquired two companies in Germany and three in Brazil. We spoke to the vice president of Western European operations at HBI 2019.

European Medical Center IPO still going ahead

Moscow hospital group European Medical Center (EMC) still plans to IPO in around a year and is likely to list more than competitor MD Medical's 35% free float, we are told, while minority owner Baring Vostok will not completely exit.

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