Private equity firms circle Australia’s Healthscope

Australian private healthcare provider Healthscope is considering buy-out offers from two more bidders, including more private equity firms, as competition for the company heats up.

  • 31 May 2010

Two new bidders have made offers valuing the company at A$5.80 a share, or A$1.84bn ($1.56bn) in total, Healthscope announced on Monday.

KKR is among the new bidders, potentially in partnership with CVC. The other bidder is understood to be US private healthcare group Tenet Healthcare.

The two bids ...

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