Updates
apr04

Update 4 April 2019

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare sector. In this update we cover:

  • The continuing saga concerning the bankruptcy of the MC Groep. Will the Slotervaart hospital rise from the dead?
  • FortaGroep acquires Pi-Groep. Another step in the consolidation of the Dutch psychiatric care sector?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of FortaGroep, the growing provider of psychiatric care
mrt14

Update 14 March 2019

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare sector. In this update we cover:

  • English homecare provider Heritage Healthcare to start operations in the Netherlands. Is the foreign interest in this sector growing?
  • Law to transfer financing of long-term psychiatric care to central government is sent to parliament. Will this make the sector more attractive for international investors?
  • Study by Deloitte highlights strong growth of Private Equity investments in Dutch healthcare sector. Will this growth continue?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of DermaClinic, a growing chain of cosmetic clinics
feb26

Update 26 February 2019

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare sector. In this update we cover:

  • Activities Joost Zorgt acquired by Actief Zorg. Will the consolidation of the homecare sector continue?
  • Growing discussions on the allocation of extra money for nursing homes. Will the government make the rules more flexible?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Actief Zorg, a growing provider of homecare services.
feb08

Update 8 February 2019

This last week has been an exciting and very interesting week with the start of a public debate on key issues related to foreign investments in the Dutch healthcare sector and a public forum for my thoughts on these issues. For the rest, the last couple of weeks have been relatively quiet, so the focus of this update will be what has been happening this week.

jan22

Update 22 January 2019

I hope that you have all had a great break and an excellent start to the new year. Welcome to the first update for 2019 on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare market. In this update we cover:

  • General Practitioner doctors complain about work they must carry out for patients living in small-scale commercial nursing homes. Will this lead to further consolidation in the sector?
  • Aedifica continues high level of investments in the Dutch market. What will be required to make the Netherlands its second home market?
  • Orpea continues expansion into Dutch healthcare market. Is Orpea expanding its strategic focus to medical home care?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Omega Groep, a provider of a broad range of services for clients with development and behavioral issues services.
dec20

Update 20 December 2018

Welcome to the last update for 2018 on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare market. In this update we cover:

  • The Authority for Consumers and Markets agrees to merger between Bergman Clinics and NL Healthcare Clinics. Will the new market leader focus on internal efficiency or will it grow further?
  • Only 50% of nursing home operators have submitting plans to ask for extra financing. Are the requirements unrealistic?
  • Traditional mental healthcare provider carries out first bond-financing. Will the new financing form be used by other operators?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Radiotherapiegroep, a provider of cancer-related radiation services.

 

dec06

Update 6 December 2018

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare market. Yesterday was Sinterklaas so all the Dutch children have received presents and are very happy. In this update we cover:

  • American real estate management company to acquire real estate of De Leyhoeve. Is this good news for the sector?
  • Large waiting lists for specialized mental care. Is this area an opportunity for international players?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of De Leyhoeve, a provider of a broad range of assisted living and nursing home care.
nov20

Update 20 November 2018

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare market. In this update we cover:

  • Buurtzorg closes multi-year contract with one of the large Dutch healthcare insurance companies. Is Menzis changing the financing of Dutch healthcare?
  • MC Groep saga is finalized. What does this mean for the sector?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of CCN, a company that was interested in taking over key activities at both MC Groep hospitals
okt30

Update 30 October 2018

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare market. In this update we cover news about the Dutch hospital sector:

  • I must admit that I have been very wrong in my appraisal of the future of the hospitals belonging to the MC Groep;
  • BDO publishes analysis of the financial situation of Dutch hospitals;
  • I give my initial thoughts on what the consequences are for the sector?

If you have any specific questions related to this week’s update do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

okt16

Update 16 October 2018

Welcome to the latest update on what is happening in the Dutch commercial healthcare market. In this update we cover:

  • Real estate associated with European Care Residences sold to Aedifica. Who is the seller?
  • MC Groep 2017 annual report shows another loss. Bad news for private hospitals in the Dutch market?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of the Alexander Monro Hospital, which is totally focused on patients with breast cancer.

If you have any specific questions related to this week’s update do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

sept28

Update 28 September 2018

It has been relatively quiet here in the Netherlands the last few weeks, but as always, there are interesting things going on. In this latest update on private healthcare in the Netherlands we cover:

  • Hot off the press: Orpea buys two more companies in the Netherlands
  • Little news related to the healthcare sector in the latest budget presentation by the government. Is this good or bad news?
  • The disabled care sector has done well in 2017. Are there opportunities for international investors?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Annotommie, a chain of independent clinics focusing on orthopedic care.

 

sept05

Update 5 September 2018

All the schools have started up again her in the Netherlands and life (and traffic jams) are starting to go back to normal. In this latest update on private healthcare in the Netherlands we cover:

  • Increased revenues and improved profitability for the ten largest Dutch mental healthcare providers. Is the mental healthcare sector becoming attractive for international investors?
  • Independent clinics increasing market share in hospital market. When will the first acquisitions by international groups take place?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Vitadent, a provider of dental care services for the elderly.
aug20

Update 20 August 2018

It has been summer vacation here in the Netherlands and not much has been going on these last few weeks. In this latest update on private healthcare in the Netherlands we cover:

  • Dutch insurance company moves to system to base part of payments for treating depression based on results. Local providers are very unhappy and other insurance companies say that they have no plans for similar initiatives. Will this make the Dutch market more interesting for organizations with experience with similar payment systems from other countries?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Zuster in de Buurt, a franchise organization providing home care.
juli27

Update 27 July 2018

The wonderful weather here in Holland is continuing, and there are no signs that it is going to change in the short-term. Even with hot temperatures and summer vacations there are still interesting things happening in the market. In this latest update on private healthcare in the Netherlands we cover:

  • European Care Residencies finally finds a buyer. What will be the next step in the consolidation of the Dutch elderly-care sector?
  • Large and growing shortage of assisted-living apartments in the Netherlands. Opportunity for international elderly-care companies?
  • Government likely to relax rules related to dividend payments for Dutch healthcare sector. How much will really change?
  • Privately owned hospitals in trouble. Storm in a tea-cup?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of De Herbergier, the largest commercial provider of elderly care in the Dutch market.
juli11

Update 11 July 2018

Here in Holland we have had great weather the last few weeks, and there have been several interesting announcements in the press. In this latest update on private healthcare in the Netherlands we cover:

  • Consolidation of Dutch dentistry sector continues, but sector is still very fragmented. Who will take the next steps in the expected consolidation?
  • Financing for long term psychiatric care in process of being moved back to central government. What does this mean for international companies interested in the Dutch disables sector?
  • Profitability up in Dutch elderly care sector. Is the improvement structural?
  • In our snapshot we give an overview of Kies Mondzorg, the largest privately-owned dentistry chain in the Dutch market.
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