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|I held a few of these and got out first thing. Not prepared to hold for a takeover that may or may not come. Without a takeover I can only see a uphill struggle with NHS tariffs under pressure. Not looking much like a growth stock to me.
Good luck to those who remain.
|Bought some today :)|
|Surely well into the realms of takeover territory now?|
|Well, the market didn't like that news.
Next stop, 280p|
|Chart looks awful|
|Is there a bid or just suggestions there may be a bid ?|
|Is this being dragged lower on no news to suit mediclinics bid ?|
|Strange eh? Is it heading back to 320?|
|Why such a sharp drop of late|
|What are we predicting?, Return towards £4.. possibly more if new hospitals are successful|
|MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Why cutting edge Spire Healthcare deserves a 'buy' treatment
Read more: hTTp://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-3839976/MIDAS-SHARE-TIPS-cutting-edge-Spire-Healthcare-deserves-buy-treatment.html#ixzz4NFzfpuSt
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Around half the company’s business is still from medical insurance clients and about 30 per cent from the NHS. The latter rose at a healthy rate in the first half, boosted by NHS patients choosing to have their operations at Spire hospitals under the eReferral scheme.
Spire runs the UK’s second-biggest chain of private health facilities, with 39 hospitals and 13 clinics. It is investing £175million in further capacity, including new hospitals in Manchester and Nottingham in the coming months and about 20 new operating theatres.
Midas verdict: Spire is pushing the boundaries of consumer medical treatment with significant investment and the shadow of its major shareholder will help to underpin the price. Buy.|
|Mediclinic said to weigh £1.8 billion plus takeover bid for Spire Healthcare
Friday, 16 September 2016, 11:03 am
Mediclinic is preparing to bid for Spire Healthcare, the FTSE 250 company that was formed from the sale of BUPA hospitals.
According to excellent sources, Mediclinic is working with bankers from Morgan Stanley on the potential purchase of the remainder of Spire Healthcare that it doesn't own (remember last year Mediclinic bought 29.9pc of Spire Healthcare for 360p a share).
Now, to be clear I'm not the first financial journalist to raise the prospect of a Mediclinic bid for Spire Healthcare. In late August, several British stock market reporters picked up on a note from JP Morgan, which theorised that now might be the right time for FTSE 100-listed Mediclinic to buy the remainder of Spire given the currency fluctuations post the Brexit referendum. I have pasted the relevant paragraphs from the JP Morgan note below:
"In our view, the weakness in the GBP and strength of MDC’s share price vs Spire’s is an opportunity for MDC to consolidate its ownership of Spire (currently 29.9%). We estimate it could pay a 35% premium for Spire and see year one EPS increase by 3-4%, rising to 10% in year three assuming a debt-based deal. Alternatively, if MDC chose to raise equity ~£300m-500m (4-7%) in order to leave less gearing and also fund Spire’s London hospital expansion, year one accretion would drop to 2-1%. We note the authority to raise equity afforded Remgro, MDC’s largest shareholder (~44.6%), at its Aug-16th AGM."
But from what I understand from excellent sources is bankers from Morgan Stanley, Mediclinic's financial advisers, are actually working on the deal suggested by the JP Morgan analyst. One source reckons Mediclinic is just a few weeks away from submitting a formal approach for Spire. I don't have much more information than that but I have been told any offer is likely to be at about a 30pc premium to the current share price.
Mediclinic declined to comment. However, people familiar with the company tried to play down the tale, unsurprisingly.
- See more at: hxxp://www.betaville.co.uk/news/mediclinic-said-to-be-preparing-1.5-billion-plus-bid-for-spire-healthcare/#sthash.7inBYdLQ.dpuf|
|Mediclinic have come down from near 1100 to 927 recently and they hold 29.9% of Spire so it looks as if the market has really caught more than a sniff of a bid here.
Say thirty per cent premium on 360p as recently priced equals 468p (?).|
|Hopefully thats the case can only see the strikes being a good thing for spire in my view.|
|Do you think that the junior doctors strikes will result in considerable business for Spire's hospitals via self pay and NHS transfers ?|
|Mediclinic has 29.9% of Spire. Will they be tempted to bid for the balance after the fall in sterling ? What do the takeover rules say about how soon they can bid after buying the 29.9 % stake ?|
|Can't keep a quality stock down, looks poised for further gains after recent results.|
its the oxman
|wants to kiss 200p|
|Doesn't see like it|
|Is someone building up a stake in Spire??|
|Glad I got out first thing today|