IPO for Healthscope?

Company's owners reportedly interested in float or trade sale.

The owners of private hospital operator Healthscope could return the company to public markets by a float or a trade sale as early as 2014, according to The Australian Financial Review.

TPG and The Carlyle Group, who bought Healthscope in 2010 for $2.7 billion, are reportedly considering appointing advisers to explore the merits of either a float or a trade sale.


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