Rampant LBO funds take HCA, Univision, Brenntag

Leveraged buy-outs reached epic proportions this week as the $33bn buy-out of the Hospital Corp of America (HCA) threatened to topple the longstanding record held by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' $31.3bn takeover of RJR Nabisco in 1989.

  • 28 Jul 2006

Not only is the global LBO record likely to be broken — this week the world's eighth largest buy-out was also announced, as funds put a $14bn price tag on US broadcaster Univision.

And the chart-topping buy-outs did not stop there. KKR's acquisition of French directories business PagesJaunes could ...

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