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Carlyle, Blackstone, TPG table second round bids for Allscripts Healthcare

14 Nov 2012

Carlyle, Blackstone and TPG Capital are reported to be bidding for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a listed healthcare technology company with a market value of about $2bn.

The private equity firms are understood to have tabled second-round bids for the business on Friday, a day after Allscripts reported weak quarterly earnings, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources.

Allscripts has asked for a significant premium to its current trading price, the report said, adding that bidders are in continuing due diligence and any decision is still weeks away.

Buyout firms including Bain Capital looked at the company but chose not to bid due to Allscripts’ high asking price and management turmoil, the report added.

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