Hospital Chain HCA Considering IPO

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hospital chain HCA Inc is considering an initial public offering in the coming months, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

Bloomberg earlier reported, citing sources, that HCA is preparing for an IPO that may raise $3 billion, and plans to interview banks to underwrite the sale in the coming weeks.

HCA is owned by private equity firms including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and Bain Capital, which both declined to comment. HCA did not return a phone call seeking comment.

The company was bought in a $21 billion leveraged buyout in 2006.

(Reporting by Megan Davies; Editing by Richard Chang)