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Unilabs finalises high multiple acquisition

Pan-European Switzerland-based lab group Unilabs has finalised the acquisition of a smaller French competitor, Biopath, for what we think is the highest multiple the consolidating French lab market has seen so far. Healthcare Europa names the price. 

Garofalo’s IPO likely to worry Big Three

Family-owned Italian hospital and nursing home operator Garofalo's listing on the Milan Stock exchange fetched a smaller price than market watchers may have expected. What does its multiple mean for the trio of Italian groups waiting in the wings to IPO?

Centene bets on the survival of the Alzira model

Spanish hospital group Ribera Salud is going back to its Spanish PPP roots with the acquisition of a hospital (through its owner Centene) in Madrid, despite recently looking to Eastern Europe and LatAm for profits after its core, Alzira model ran into difficulty in Valencia.

UK outsourcing partnership could be a lucrative new model

The UK's biggest healthcare outsourcer has struck a partnership with a hospital trust in the southwest of the country to take on all non-emergency orthopaedic procedures. It is the first example of a promising model for private providers which could soon become more widespread.

Retreating NHS leads to growth in private dermatology market

The medical dermatological market in the UK is worth £2bn and growing 10% annually. Demand is high, but we hear stretched NHS resources have been reducing supply. Earlier in the year, the NHS announced it would stop funding some procedures including the removal of benign skin lesions, and waiting lists for dermatological treatments are growing. We speak to a UK-based PE firm about resulting growth in the  UK private dermatological market.

Falck and co-investors offer entree to Russian hospital market

We talk to the Chairman of the Falck Vladivostok Hospital who says the international emergency care provider and co-investors are looking to sell and that there’s a bargain to be had for the willing buyer. Whilst an ambitious plan to build a Pan-Russian chain of budget hospitals was abandoned by the current investors, that plan could still offer an entree to the fast-growing Russian market.

Diaverum enters Macedonia

Soon-to-sell global dialysis service provider Diaverum has bought Macedonia's largest operator, with the CEO adding it could be a platform for further expansion in the region. We talk to Diaverum, dig further into the Macedonian dialysis market and disclose the revenue of the acquired company.
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Insight & Interviews

Interview: Ravi Gidar, CEO of Gold Care Homes, on UK elderly care

Elderly care providers in the UK have a tough market to navigate. While the sector awaits a government Green Paper consultation document this autumn, we interview the owner of mid-market player Gold Care Homes, Ravi Gidar, on what his plans are going forward.

Interview: Jean-Claude Dubacher, vice president surgical vision, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

Healthcare Europa speaks to Jean-Claude Dubacher, vice president surgical vision, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson, about the European ophthalmology market. Healthcare Europa (HE): Tell us about the work J&J does in healthcare services. Jean-Claude Dubacher (JD): We’re very active in cataract surgery and laser vision correction, and recently, dry eye treatment. Eye health is a big […]

Interview: Gyorgy Leitner, President, Private Healthcare Association of Hungary

Healthcare Europa talks to Gyorgy Leitner, president of the Private Healthcare Association of Hungary (Primus), which is composed of the dozen largest operators in the country's small but fast-growing private healthcare sector. We discuss acute care in Hungary, and find out more about the market and climate for M&A.

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO, Affidea

Healthcare Europa speaks to Giuseppe Recchi, CEO of pan-European advanced diagnostic imaging specialist Affidea, to find out about the company’s foray into outpatient care, the state of AI, and plans for the future.

Record real estate deal as Primonial invest in Median

HBI speaks exclusively to the broker behind a record real estate deal in Europe, after Medical Properties Trust (MPT) sold a 50% stake in its Median Kliniken portfolio in Germany for over €800m.

Interview: CEO, Healios, Richard Andrews

Will chatbots replace humans in the treatment of mental illness? Andrews, CEO of Healios, which provides teleconsultations for undiagnosed or treatable mental illness, thinks they will sometimes. So what services is it providing now and what does the future look like? 

Interview: Philip Buergin, CEO, Colosseum Dental UK

Healthcare Europa talks to Philip Buergin, the new CEO of Jacobs Holding-backed Colosseum Dental UK, about problems and opportunities in the UK dental market, the wider European perspective, and Colosseum's plans for the future.

Infermedica CEO on why AI specialists should prefer B2B over B2C

As doctors and nurses are an increasingly scarce and expensive resource, companies across Europe are turning to artificial intelligence to give patients a pathway into primary health. But is the best business model B2B or B2C? Healthcare Europa speaks to Piotr Orzechowski, CEO of the Poland-based AI specialists Infermedica, about why he sees the future of his business as very much the former, and his strategy for the company.
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HBI Presentations

Top Six Workforce Risks for Private Health Facilities: Dr. Kate Tulenko, Corvus Health – HBI 2018

A massive training market is opening up, thanks to the huge shortages the world faces of health and care staff. Kate has been analysing the sector for over decade for The World Bank and Corvus Health. Here she case-studies how countries and private operators are building capacity and increasing workforce efficiency. What are the viable business models for Europe and Emerging Markets?

How Cultural Change Delivers: Samantha Laurent, Unilabs – HBI 2018

Happy employees deliver better service, driving better returns. Here Samantha looks at how Unilabs has managed cultural change at every level in the organisation from delivery men to senior management. New models include defining service best practice working with Ritz Carlton through to the introduction of 360 degree feedback and the iceberg model of behavioural drivers.

Healthcare Real Estate: Presentation, David Batchelor, CBRE – HBI 2018

Real estate is now at the heart of most deals in health care services. Often, it is the key to premium pricing and deals won and lost. In a data-driven presentation, David looks at valuations and forecasts across Europe and Emerging Markets. He then X-rays deals made or broken by property.

Partnership for Prevention: Presentation, Jeanette Ryan, GSK – HBI 2018

Partnership for Prevention is a revolutionary preventive healthcare programme for all GSK employees and their benefits-eligible family members, regardless of role and location. It enables access, at little or no cost, to up to 40 evidence-based preventive health services, including immunisations, cancer screening, preventive exams, prenatal care and tobacco cessation, as well as treatment options for conditions such as HIV and cardiovascular disease. All services were chosen based on evidence-based medicine and recommendations from the World Health Organisation. Jeanette has been with the programme since its start which has now been rolled out to well over 100,000 employees, plus their families, in approximately 100 countries. She walks us through GSK’s rationale for a preventive healthcare programme of this scale, the dynamics required to work with partners for successful implementation and how GSK engages with employees on health and wellbeing.

Integrated Provider Models – Beauty or Beast?: Presentation, Wolf Kupatt, amedes – HBI 2018

Unusually, big diagnostic lab group amedes also runs a national network of specialist outpatient doctor practices across Germany in areas such as gynaecology, fertility, diabetes and metabolic medicine. The beauty of such vertical integration is that amedes can offer more holistic treatment and brings together specialist doctors with formidable skills sets with equally specialist diagnostics. The beast is that the model adds considerable complexity and highlights potential conflicts of interest that exist in most integrated healthcare models.
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