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Addiction treatment for the mass market

UK Addiction Treatment claims 97% occupancy within a week of opening its latest facility. But would you invest in a business run by addicts for addicts? Or whose majority investor, Global Group, has recently seen its founder, Greg Lindbergh, jailed for bribing a US official? We talk to UKAT CEO, Eytan Alexander. Seven years ago, […]

ICG indirectly acquiring stake in €3bn nuclear medicine group

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) is indirectly acquiring over 25% of the shares of Europe's largest radiopharmaceuticals provider Curium Pharma, HBI can reveal, after owner Capvest earlier pulled a majority sales process because of COVID-19.

NMC could sell by April 2021; Aspen/Eugin by January

NMC Health's administrators Alvarez & Marsal expect to complete a lender-led restructuring or sale of the group by April 2021, and sales of non-core assets - UK hospital chain Aspen Healthcare and international IVF group Eugin - much sooner. It's also revealed the COVID-19 impact on the group's healthcare services revenue.

Interview: Sanjeev Kanoria, Advinia Healthcare

HBI talks to Sanjeev Kanoria, founder and chairman of UK-based care home specialist Advinia Healthcare, about how COVID has affected his business, funding support, and the affect of Brexit on issues like recruitment.

HBI updates dental market forecasts as operators face second wave

Dental markets have reopened following the pandemic peak but the impact may be felt for many months to come, not least because of a second wave winter. HBI has added new post-COVID market size data on the Intelligence platform based on conversations with operators. Most think new national lockdowns are unlikely but regional lockdowns, prolonged economic uncertainty for patients, and scared patients are all causing concern.

Concerns COVID is turning dentistry into a reactive service

Delays in treatment caused directly by COVID-19 and a reluctance to attend routine appointments are turning preventative dental markets into reactive ones. The financial pressures resulting from the pandemic means there might not be a big enough supply of dentists to cope with the pent up demand.

European operators brace for second wave

COVID's second wave looks either imminent, or is already starting to hit in many jurisdictions. Wave one saw lockdowns and closures - and not all closures were temporary. Will wave two be any different? HBI has been talking to operators across EMEA to see if forewarned is forearmed, how they predict the next few months will go, and what lessons have been learned.

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