HCA Holdings leads Healthscope race

America's largest healthcare company in pole position with $5bn bid for hospital owner.

America's largest healthcare company, HCA Holdings, has emerged as the frontrunner in the trade sale of Healthscope with a $5 billion bid for the hospital operator and owner.

Executives in HCA are rumoured to have been in self-congratulatory mode in recent days after apparently learning they had beaten out rival bidders for Healthscope, including Kosun from China and IHH out of Malaysia.


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