Friday June 5, 2020

Clinical trial: the long-running battle for control of the Blackrock Clinic

“It’s a mess,” was the verdict of one source close to the hospital

14th February, 2016
The Blackrock Clinic opened in 1984 and last year made a profit of €13.6 million Picture: Feargal Ward

When Bupa divested its majority stake in the Blackrock Clinic in 2006, it unwittingly sowed the seeds of a bitter and enduring struggle for control of the exclusive hospital.

In the last couple of years, allegations of an attempted boardroom takeover have ricocheted between shareholders and spilled out into expensive courtroom showdowns from Dublin to Delaware.

On one side of the row is beef baron Larry Goodman, who has a 28 per cent shareholding in the...

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