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State-owned pharmacy buys minority stake in Swedish telehealth provider

Sweden's state-owned pharmacy Apoteket has bought a 20% stake in one of Sweden's smaller digital health companies Doktor24 from Investor AB. The move comes as the country's telehealth sector is under pressure to become more integrated with physical healthcare providers.

Pension fund leads KRY’s €140m Series C

Canada's largest single-profession pension fund has become the lead investor in the KRY's €140m Series C funding round. HBI speculates on the investment, the valuation and future plans of Europe's largest digital health player.

Exclusive: Doctrin reduces frequent visitors by 39% at Capio

In December 2018, B2B digital health player Doctrin started to integrate its solution into Capio's primary care health centres in Sweden. One year on it shares data with HBI that shows significant reductions in frequent attendances, increase in productivity and reduction in waiting times.

FREE BLOG Agency models look easy to disintermediate

How would you describe a for-profit healthcare group which basically takes people away from jobs in the public sector and then hires them back to the same employers in exchange for a fat fee?  How about parasitic?

Dentistry: At a tipping point for PE consolidators

Retail healthcare investors who have seen the European veterinary space undergo an eight-year period of rapid practice consolidation by private-equity backed groups are beginning to look at dentistry. Will yesterday's investors in vets tomorrow invest in dentists? HBI chats to Mansfield Advisors to find out more about how dentistry could be at a price tipping point that will favour big consolidators.

€10bn battle of the labs as Unilabs and Synlab mull 2020 sales

Europe's largest lab groups could both sell in 2020, with Apax appointing Rothschild to explore a sale of Unilabs while Synlab's majority owner Cinven is also weighing up an exit. The sale values including debt could potentially reach €10bn combined.

KKR and Triton sell large chunk of Ambea shares

Previous majority shareholders of Ambea KKR and Triton, through their joint investment vehicle Actor SCA, have sold over 12% of Ambea shares to the market this week in their gradual retreat from company ownership. 

Aleris appoints new CEO

Pan-Nordic healthcare group Aleris has replaced its CEO, pinching the director of what is arguably the Nordic region's most successful example of healthcare outsourcing.

Nordic fertility player partners with Dubai hospital

American Hospital Dubai has entered into a joint venture with Sweden-based Livio, the largest fertility operator in the Nordic region. American Hospital Dubai is a 254-bed, acute care, general medical/surgical private hospital with a multi-specialty physician group practice, designed to provide a high-quality, American standard of healthcare. The deal will see Livio, formerly "IVF Sverige", […]

Interview: Anders Lönnberg, Politician, Health Care expert, Sweden

Joyously replete with war stories lost and won, Lönnberg, a combative diabetic and social democratic politician has spent the past thirty years fighting for change in health care. So what has he learnt about how health care works? And what is the solution?

Exclusive: Change at the top at Unilabs

Jos Lamers, 55, the man widely seen as the architect of modern-day Unilabs is moving away from a full-time role at the Pan-European lab and imaging platform, HBI can exclusively reveal. So what lies behind the move and who succeeds him as CEO?

Unilabs under fire after missing testing targets

Stockholm's Health and Medical Administration has told Unilabs that it might have to fulfil the company's outsourcing tender with sub-contractors after long waiting lists emerged.

Integrated healthcare: What works, what doesn’t

What is integrated health care as practiced today in Europe? What can it deliver? And what are the barriers to its adoption>?  We look at the lessons from three large projects that have all run for over a decade - The Wigan Deal (UK), Tiohundra (Sweden) and Kinzigtal/OptiMedis (Germany). All three will present at the HBI Policy Summit, April 20-22, 2020, London. 

Interview: Peter Graf, CEO, Tiohundra

Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – have been melded in to a single organisation. So what are the learnings? And are we going […]

KRY’s Livi becomes biggest NHS supplier of telehealth

KRY's UK subsidiary Livi now has the biggest patient catchment by volume for telehealth consultations in the UK after signing three new deals with the NHS. HBI speaks to its UK country manager, Luke Buhl-Nielsen, about the expansion and its impact so far.

Bridgepoint “exploring” €2bn sale/IPO of Diaverum

As first reported by HBI, dialysis group Diaverum looks certain to be sold by Bridgepoint. Reuters now suggests that Diaverum is "exploring" and "testing the appetite" for a €2bn sale of the global dialysis group Diaverum. We go through potential buyers.

Triton to buy Aleris for 18x EBITDA

Private equity group Triton is to acquire Aleris' healthcare services business, nine months after owner Investor AB sold off its social care segment. It values Aleris at 2.6-2.8bn SEK (€246-265m) or 17-18x 2018 EBITDA. 

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