Simpson Thatcher To Help HCA Go Public Again

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Hospital operator HCA Inc. is returning to the public market, having filed plans to conduct an approximately $4 billion initial public offering.

HCA, which went private in 2006 in a $21 billion leveraged buyout by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co., Bain Capital Partners, Citigroup Inc. and others, said Friday that approximately $2.5 billion of the offering will consist of newly issued shares.

HCA owns and operates approximately 163 hospitals and about 105 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and London. The company had a net...
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