Private Equity's Hospital Cure

Abrarns, Sandra Lea
September 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;9/13/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 35, p33
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the entry of private equity firms in the healthcare sector. Loaded with cash, private equity firms are looking to put money to work and buying into just about every industry imaginable. Specifically, they're looking for tangible assets and diversification for their portfolios. Recently, they've set their sights on hospitals. In the most recent deal, the Blackstone Group paid $1.75 billion for a major investment in Vanguard Health Systems, a Nashville, Tennessee based operator of 16 acute care hospitals in the Midwest and Southwest.


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