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Bupa has acquired Care First, the nursing homes operator, in a deal that values the company at £273m and will help Bupa build up a national network of healthcare services.
Sinclair Montrose is acquiring Premiere Group, the healthcare recruitment agency, for £10.7m.
Vickers is to sell its medical businesses, including Airshields, Medelec, TECA and Medical Industrial Equipment, to Hillenbrand of the US for a price expected to be about £75m.
Westminster Healthcare is acquiring Libra Health Care for £22.8m, and is selling Libra's New Hall Hospital, which specialises in plastic surgery, to Community Hospitals for £8m.
Care UK, the provider of nursing home services, has acquired Care Solutions and Homebridge for £4m.
Cinven, the private equity specialist, is acquiring the UK and French healthcare interests of Compagnie Generale des Eaux, including General Healthcare Group of the UK which will be merged with Amicus Healthcare.
Innovative Technologies is acquiring Polymedica Woundcare, the US wound care company, from Polymedica Industries for £10.8m.
Bupa is to acquire Goldsborough, the chain of 32 nursing homes and six hospitals, for £77m.
Quality Care Homes has agreed to a £46m takeover bid from Principal Healthcare Investors, which will run the nursing homes in a joint venture with Tamaris.
Bentley Health Care, a new company being set up by a former executive of Zeneca, is aiming to raise up to $300m to set up a chain of cancer and HIV clinics.
Vaux Group has sold its St Andrews nursing homes business to Highfield Group for an initial £35m, which will more than double the size of Highfield to over 3,500 beds.