Several private equity firms are forming consortiums to place their bids for medical test maker, Beckman Coulter, Reuters reports. Blackstone and KKR are teaming up, while Apollo and Carlyle are also expected to partner for the bidding process.
Beckman Coulter, which has a market capitalization of about $5 billion, has appointed Goldman Sachs to help it weigh strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. Other interested firms include TPG and Bain.
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