American Heart of Poland buys Scanmed

Two major Polish hospital groups are set to merge and become the country’s largest private provider. American Heart of Poland, the country’s second largest group by revenue, is acquiring Scanmed, a slightly smaller group. The price of the deal is reportedly around €400m.

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Consolidation has been the primary way that PE-backed private health care groups have grown in Europe. A lot of the low hanging fruit has now been picked. But canny investors are adopting new models to open up new consolidation opportunities.

New AI act could stifle EU innovation – but benefit the UK

After 38 hours of deliberation, a long-awaited deal has finally been reached in Brussels. HBI speaks to three market experts to understand what the AI Act - the comprehensive European framework for AI innovation and regulation - could mean for the future of healthcare in Europe.

Election raises hopes for for-profit prospects in Poland

Poland’s elections have ousted the populist Law and Justice (PiS) with only a coalition of opposition parties able to form a majority. With the defeat of such a controversial platform and a leftward lurch what can healthcare operators and investors expect next? HBI speaks to four expert sources to find out more.

iCON buys Alliance Medical

The longstanding bidding war for pan-European diagnostic firm Alliance Medical Group is over, with iCON Infrastructure confirmed as the new buyer. The £910m deal ends months of speculation. HBI asks a UK-based consultant what this means for the market.

Alliance Medical sale “imminent”

HBI hears that the longstanding sale of UK diagnostic firm Alliance Medical Group is imminent, with two bidders left in the process and pan-European operator Affidea tipped to be the front-runner. We speak to three market experts to find out more about the deal which is being valued at around $800m-$1bn.

San Donato remains in family hands, plans international expansion

In July, prior to its proposed acquisition of American Heart of Poland, there was a big reorganisation at Gruppo San Donato, Italy's largest hospital group. This pours some light on the relationship between Tunisian entrepreneur Kamel Ghribi, whose GKSD vehicle is now intertwined with San Donato, and the Rotelli family.

Germany cuts red tape to recruit outside EU

This summer, a new immigration reform was passed to make it easier for workers from non-EU countries to relocate to Germany. An Indian organisation plans to train 2,000 nurses for the German market. HBI speaks to experts to find out who will make the most of the changes and if it’s the best course of action to combat labour shortages.

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