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Medline megadeal signals scale of PE firepower

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Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman announced over the weekend that they would be taking a stake in healthcare supplies firm Medline at an enterprise value of $34bn, making it one of the largest leveraged buyouts in history. The scale of the deal underlines the extent of private equity dry powder, and signals that leveraged finance investors can expect more new money supply ahead.

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