FutureLife enters Spain and Italy

FutureLife, the Czech Republic-based fertility company, has entered Spain and Italy with its latest acquisition. Owned by PE companies CVC and Hartenberg holding, the group has acquired Institut Marquès (IM), an assisted reproduction company based in Barcelona with clinics in Spain and Italy.

Vitaldent-led new Spanish dental group looking abroad for expansion

There's a new major player on the Spanish dental scene - by name at least - and it looks set to take the number one spot by revenue. Vitaldent is combining with three other players and rebranding as Donte Group according to Javier Martin, the CEO of the new holding company and former Vitaldent CEO.

Interview: Julien Samson, CEO, Groupe Maisons de Famille

Julien Samson, recently appointed CEO of the European care homes group Groupe Maisons de Famille, has some creative ideas on how to manage the business. In the face of industry-wide criticism and concern following hard-hitting headlines about rivals Orpea and Korian, he still believes the industry can find ways to cope with the persistent pandemic, the energy crisis and inflationary recession.

Veonet buys in Spain, looks abroad for expansion

HBI hears exclusively that large Germany-based ophthalmology platform Veonet is buying in Spain, and turning its attention generally to opportunities outside its domestic market.

KKR may switch to private credit to finance IVI RMA takeover

Facing an increasingly volatile market, American buyout / investment firm KKR may switch to direct lenders to finance its acquisition of fertility company IVI RMA Global, despite agreeing €800m of underwritten financing from four investment banks.

Centene sells Ribera

US healthcare giant Centene confirmed it has sold its Spanish and Central European subsidiaries to French private hospital group Vivalto Santé, but has yet to find a buyer for Circle Health, the second largest UK hospital chain.

Icade Santé buys in Spain, and sells in France

French REIT Icade Santé is on a buying and selling spree. On June 30, the company finalised the purchase of Spanish care facilities for €60 million. Two days before it sold four healthcare facilities in France for €78 million.

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