April 25, 2018 / 10:59 PM / 3 months ago

Australia's Healthscope receives $3.11 bln takeover offer from PE consortium

April 26 (Reuters) - Healthscope Ltd said on Thursday it received a buyout offer from a private equity consortium for A$4.11 billion ($3.11 billion), or A$2.36 cash per share.

The takeover offer is at a 16 percent premium to Healthscope shares’ closing level on Tuesday.

“The Healthscope board has commenced an assessment of the proposal,” the company said in a statement. ($1 = 1.3217 Australian dollars) (Reporting by Rushil Dutta in Bengaluru, editing by G Crosse)

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