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Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO and Rowland Illing, CMO, Affidea

In a wide-ranging interview, we look at Affidea’s strategy and view of the market covering everything from partnerships with AI outfits, elite hospitals and payors through to the growth of private pay and the opportunities to manage entire health systems. How will the imaging services and radiotherapy group with HBI estimated sales of around €370m in 2017 grow and build over the next five years?

The problems with investing in MENA

The biggest problem with investing in healthcare in MENA isn’t returning capital – it’s raising it in the first place. But it's not the only problem. Dr Helmut Scheuhsler, chairman and managing partner for TVM Capital in Dubai and Munich, shared his thoughts about at HBI 2018.

International players needed to help with ambitious Turkish PPP programme

The Turkish government has an ambitious PPP program to build 34 hospitals totalling almost 43,000 beds, and is outsourcing five major clinical areas to the private sector. Healthcare Europa talks to a consultant who is working with the government, which is looking to involve international rehab and lab players.

Co-pay changes could boost Turkish hospital market

Recently listed Turkish hospital chain Medical Park Group has released its maiden results. We talk to a local contact about how the company is faring post IPO, and how co-pay changes could point to a rosy future.

Turkish hospital lands on stock market with a low multiple

Turkish hospital chain Medical Park Group has completed its IPO raising €294m for 36% of the €840m valued company. The EBITDA multiple is a far cry from previous healthcare transactions in Turkey, but a source tells Healthcare Europa it's a fair one.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Turkish hospital IPO priced

Medical Park Group, Turkey’s largest private hospital chain by bed count, has priced its IPO suggesting a valuation of the company of between €900m and €1.3bn. Another national hospital group has reportedly decided to postpone its own IPO to avoid a clash.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Turkish hospital IPO edges forward

One of Turkey's biggest hospital groups has started marketing its IPO to investors with an intention-to-float document release. Private equity owners Turkven will float nearly half of Medical Park Group in a listing set for the first half of 2018. We talk to contacts in Turkey.