Carlyle, TPG Lodge Final Bid for Healthscope

(Reuters) – A consortium comprising TPG  and Carlyle has submitted a final bid for Australian hospital group Healthscope, a spokeswoman for the consortium said on Friday.

“We have put a bid in,” the spokeswoman but declined to say at what price.

A spokesman for rival private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR.N), which had lodged an indicative bid at A$5.80 a share, declined to comment on whether it had also lodged a final bid.

TPG and Carlyle in May made an indicative bid of A$5.75 a share which valued Healthscope at A$1.8 billion.

(Reporting by Victoria Thieberger; Editing by Valerie Lee)