Walgreens Boots considers going private: press reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc is weighing going private following interest from private equity, Reuters reported. Walgreens has hired Evercore to explore whether a deal can be put together, the story said. KKR recently held informal talks to take Walgreens Boots private, Bloomberg said. Such a deal could be the biggest leverage buyout in history; Walgreens Boots has a market value of about $55 billion and $16.8 billion of debt, Bloomberg said.