Canadian REIT NorthWest Healthcare Properties has acquired hospital operator Aspen Healthcare UK Limited from NMC Health, a year after it bought the bulk of its real estate. It mirrors what happened to larger UK chain BMI Healthcare three years ago.
The pandemic is causing many businesses and their investors to reassess their plans - and their portfolios. HBI speaks to Ray Berglund, Head of European Healthcare and Life Sciences at management consultants Alvarez & Marsal, and his colleague and Managing Director Dominic Orchard, about why they have never been busier, and the clear trend they are seeing towards carve-outs.
In-administration GCC group NMC Health's attempt to offload UK hospital chain Aspen Healthcare looks to have stalled. An advisor says the opco could be taken over by propco owner NorthWest Healthcare Properties, echoing what happened to the largest operator BMI Healthcare just two years ago.
Investors from varied backgrounds - infrastructure, private equity, and REIT, are all bullish about the prospects for healthcare investment in 2021, according to a panel of experts speaking at the HBI 2020 European Investment Panel discussion. But the pandemic may have 'readjusted the relative value discussion across sectors' according to one private equity investor.
Healthcare property deals will accelerate in 2021 after refrain from sellers during a year of perceived depressed valuations. That is according to US REIT Medical Properties Trust (MPT), one of three investors who sat on HBI's 'Investing in Health Care Property' panel.
What can you do with AI and big data today and what will be possible within three years? Why has adoption been slower than you might have expected? And what sort of role should health care providers look to play? HBI gets an expert view from digital, technology and business strategy expert Klaus Boehncke, partner at L.E.K. Consulting, who is chairing the Best Practice Workshop: Delivering Digital Excellence: A Framework for Success at HBI 2020 in two weeks.