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French hospitals await MCO cut anxiously

French private hospitals are waiting anxiously to hear what the new MCO (medicine, surgery, obstetrics) rate will be.  The figure should be announced tomorrow. Last year it was delayed by two weeks and effectively came to a cut of a disasterous 2.5 percentage points. So what is the betting on this year? Stephane Pichon at […]

Quiron to spin off propco

The private equity group, CVC Capital Partners, which majority owns Spain’s largest hospital chain, Quiron Salud, plans to hive off its 50 or so hospitals into a separate company. It then wants to sell 49% of the propco equity. We look at what it will fetch and why it adopted this approach. The deal if […]

Healthcare Europa Report: Reforming healthcare – trends and trajectories

European countries are undergoing rapid and substantial demographic and technological changes. Yet, healthcare systems are still mainly state-funded and acute-focused, as they have been for the past 70 years. This is starting to change. European countries are undergoing rapid and substantial demographic and technological changes. Yet, healthcare systems are still mainly state-funded and acute-focused, as […]

Report: Healthcare Europa Property Survey 2015

There is intense investor interest in healthcare services property across Europe. Fund manager Marc Phillip Martins-Kuenzel, at German real estate investor Corpus Sireo claims that he had 400 approaches from prospective buyers in a single year. This reflects the global search for high yielding investments. But healthcare property also carries risks. Some sectors such as […]

ICADE buys Vedici’s hospitals

The French REIT ICADE Santé is to purchase 17 hospitals off the operator Vedici for €651m. This single deal equals the total spend on French healthcare real estate on 2014, says Stéphane Pichon, managing partner at Your Care Consult. We hear from an analyst the net yield is 6.4%. Source: Healthcare Europa : [Read More >]