Healthcare Activos raises new fund worth €650m

Pan-European Spanish healthcare real estate investor Healthcare Activos has launched a new investment fund worth €650 million. This is the REIT’s second fund, and will, in contrast to the first fund, be primarily focused on making investments outside of Spain and Portugal. Jorge Guarner, Activos’ President and Founder, tells us more.

Interview: Dr. Volker Wendel, Sanoptis

Dr. Volker Wendel founded Sanoptis in 2018 in Switzerland with Carsten Horn. Six years later, the group has grown to more than 400 locations across six European countries. The group was initially backed by PE firm Telemos Capital, who then sold it to Belgian holding company Group Bruxelles Lambert (in 2022). Wendel explains to us how the group is able to add value to ophthalmologists who join the network and shares which areas the group will be focusing on in the coming years.

PAI Partners to acquire Vamed rehab clinics

French PE firm PAI Partners will become the new owner of Fresenius Vamed’s rehab business. Vamed is currently a subsidiary of German health care conglomerate Fresenius, who will continue to hold a minority stake.

Top 5 European ophthalmology players

This infographic showcases Europe's top 5 ophthalmology players by revenue in the reporting period 2018–2022: Veonet Group, Sanoptis, Artemis Augenkliniken, Clinica Baviera, and Optegra.

Affidea acquires two clinics in Switzerland

Pan-European imaging and diagnostics firm Affidea has expanded its operations in Switzerland with the acquisition of two clinics, a radiology centre and a gastroenterology centre.

Orpea raids ramp up

While inspections at facilities belonging to French multinational elderly care operator Orpea have been commonplace within France, news of Europe-wide police raids sweeping Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland is now making headlines.

EU’s AI Act gets the greenlight from the European Commission

Despite opposition, the AI Act seems to be ploughing ahead right on schedule. This week, two key groups of lawmakers - the European Commission's civil liberties (LIBE) and internal market (IMCO) committees - gave their overwhelming support for the new law, which should come into force this summer.

FREE BLOG Emerging markets may have an AI advantage

‘Moore’s Law’ suggests that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles about every two years, while the cost of computers halves. It's an old observation, but the idea that computing power tends to increase exponentially over time still resonates. Today the idea is most frequently applied to artificial intelligence, and with rapidly advancing developments in generative AI, 2024 is poised to become one of the most transformative years on record.

Gilde Healthcare acquires stake in Swiss Dental Solutions

Capital investor Gilde Healthcare acquires a majority stake in Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) through its private equity fund. SDS aims to accelerate its growth in both Europe and the US and become a world leader in the emerging market of ceramic dental implants.

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