Orpea and Korian’s share prices boosted by hidden camera exposé

Both Korian and Orpea’s share prices increased more than 10% after the release of investigative TV show Cash Investigation’s hidden camera episode revealing scenes inside a Korian nursing home. Meanwhile Orpea’s expansion into Russia has been halted after last week’s invasion of Ukraine and French public investment bank Bpifrance pulled out. 

Sector reacts to invasion on Ukraine

How are for-profit health care groups being affected by and reacting to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Some are providing free services to refugees, others are supporting Ukrainian armed forces. HBI speaks to Michał Rybak, CFO at Lux Med, leading Polish for-profit operator and Konstantin Lebediev, an expert on private healthcare in Ukraine and a former General Manager of the first private hospital in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Ukrainian operators calm, but foreign investment could falter

The eyes of the world have been on Ukraine recently, as the risk of a Russian invasion ramps up. HBI speaks to operators, private equity, and pharma in the region to see if nerves are being held, or fraying, and how what happens in the next few weeks might hit for-profit healthcare in the region.

Russian oxygen supplies dwindle

Parts of Russia are facing significant oxygen shortages as the treatment of Covid patients continues to chip away at reserves.

Russia kickstarts remote diagnoses

Russia has just started a new three-year pilot that allows specific providers to make remote diagnoses and prescriptions, it is one of the last countries in Europe to deregulate telehealth. 

EMC shares priced at low end

Russian hospital operator EMC will go public at a 2020 EBITDA/enterprise value ratio of 11x after the group set its pricing at the bottom of the indicative range. The group has also revealed that Igor Shilov will remain the majority shareholder.

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