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KKR-Ramsay deal looks to be off (again)

The seemingly ill-fated takeover of Australia-based international hospital group Ramsay seems to fallen apart after the consortium led by PE firm KKR refused to amend its second offer which Ramsay called “meaningfully inferior”.

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Ramsay rejects new KKR bid after poor results

The acquisition of multinational Australian hospital giant Ramsay Health Care by a consortium led by US PE firm KKR looks likely to fall through, as KKR lowered its offer almost immediately after Ramsay reported disappointing FY2022 results and Ramsay then rejected the new offer.

Bupa and Ramsay Australia resolve tariff tiff

Insurer Bupa and the Australian branch of multinational hospital chain Ramsay have managed to reach an in-principle agreement over price increases, ensuring Bupa-insured Australians will be able to continue to receive care in Ramsay hospitals for the next three years.

Ramsay deal at risk due to French connection

The US$15bn KKR acquisition of Australia-based Ramsay may not go ahead, owing to consistent problems with the hospital group’s French subsidiary. HBI chats to an Australian analyst to find out more.

Ramsay deal may unblock

Media reports suggest that Ramsay Santé, the 53%-owned continental European arm of Ramsay Health Care, may relent and allow KKR to carry out due diligence which would enable it to complete on its AU$88 a share bid. But investors were not convinced with the shares languishing at AU$69.84 at close of play.

Ramsay may sell French subsidiary to ease the path for KKR takeover

The Australia-based multinational hospital group Ramsay may sell its share in French subsidiary Ramsay Santé so private equity firm KKR’s proposed AU$88 per share takeover of the group doesn't come under fire from France’s competition authority – but this raises issues with the deal.

KKR going ahead with Ramsay bid

Private equity firm KKR has reconfirmed its AU$88 per share offer for multinational hospital group Ramsay Health Care after completing due diligence on the company last week, HBI understands. It will now begin due diligence on Ramsay’s 52.79% stake in its subsidiary Ramsay Générale de Santé, which could take another few weeks. The deal still has to be approved by the French Competition Authority (FCA), which could take issue over the fact that KKR owns a 43% stake in Elsan, Ramsay Santé's largest competitor in France.

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