May 12, 2022 | Health Care | Australia | Ended

Ramsay Health Care / KKR: Deal Insights

A KKR-led group (private) has made a conditional, non-binding, indicative proposal for Ramsay Health Care (RHC AU), Australia’s largest private hospital operator, for AUD 88.00 per share in cash. In a statement on 20-Apr-22, Ramsay said it had requested confidentiality but publicly disclosed the proposal after speculation in a report by the Australian Financial Review a day prior. The statement emphasised that the talks are preliminary and that the consortium could withdraw its proposal now that it was no longer confidential. On the same day, sources told the Wall Street Journal that the KKR-led group was two weeks in of a four-week non-exclusive due diligence process. If a definitive agreement is pursued, the transaction would be conditional on shareholder and court approval as well as approval from Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)...

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