Updates
juli27

Update 27 July 2017

Welcome to the newest update on private healthcare in The Netherlands .In this newsletter we cover the following news and issues :

  • Bergman Clinics gets its debts refinanced by Intermediate Capital Group (ICG). Will the more traditional Dutch healthcare organizations also start look at innovative financing possibilities?
  • Elderly care sector was loss-making in 2016 and investments are 30% lower than four years ago. Can international operators help turn the sector around?
  • In our snapshot, we give an overview of WoonZorgNet, a private provider of long-term psychiatric care. 
juli11

Update 11 July 2017

Welcome to the newest update on private healthcare in The Netherlands. It is clearly summertime, so not so much news this time:

  • The Dutch government has announced extra financing for elderly care. Will this make the Dutch elderly care market even more attractive for the large international groups?
  • In our snapshot, we give an overview of U-Center, a private psychiatric treatment center that will be up for sale soon. Will the buyer be an international group looking for a foothold in the Dutch market for psychiatric care?
juni23

Update 23 June 2017

Welcome to the newest update on private healthcare in The Netherlands. In this newsletter, the focus is very much on weak financial results 2016 for Dutch healthcare organizations:

  • Deloitte has published an overview of the financial results of the Dutch healthcare sector. Do the weak results give a reason for entering the Dutch market or are they a warning signal?
  • Hospital Group Twente expects losses for 2017 and see the need to reduce costs with €10-15 million. Why is this hospital not able to make returns in line with the industry average?
  • Careyn (€500 million revenues mostly from elderly care) faces a combination of financial losses and a position on the public “black list” for low quality. Can it manage a turn-around on its own?
  • Welzorg, supplier of wheelchairs and other material for the elderly has made cumulative losses of €50 million since 2013. Can it be saved?
  • In our Snapshot we give an overview of Buurtzorg, the best-known Dutch care organizations.
juni01

Update 1 June 2017

Welcome to the newest update on private healthcare in The Netherlands. In this newsletter we cover the following news and issues:

  • In the previous update we talked about the entrance of Acibadem Healthcare Group in the Dutch market with a new general hospital. Since then yet another Turkish group has entered the Dutch market. Will other follow?
  • Tandvitaal, the Dutch dentistry chain with 185 locations in The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium is being sold. Who will use this opportunity to enter the European dentistry market?
  • None of the large European elderly care operators are currently operating in The Netherlands. Is Orpea now entering the Dutch market?
  • Most Dutch health care operators are non-profit foundations. How can these be acquired?
  • In our Snapshot we give an overview of Bergman Clinics, an operators of private clinics.
mei15

Update 15 May 2017

Welcome to the newest update on private healthcare in The Netherlands. In this newsletter we cover the following news and issues:

  • The first large international healthcare group has entered the Dutch market. Will Acibadem be the first of many?
  • In spite of very high financing levels, the quality of care for the elderly is perceived as being low. Can this be improved by smart HR-concepts focused on hiring and retaining high-quality personnel?
  • Increasing number of Dutch healthcare providers in financial problems. Does this provide an investment opportunity for international companies interested in entering the Dutch healthcare market?
  • In our Snapshot we give an overview of Domus Magnus, a high-end provider of elderly care
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