The firms are currently on a roadshow in Asia with plans to file an IPO prospectus by end-June or early July, said Reuters, citing a person with direct knowledge of the plan.
This would be Australia’s largest IPO since 2010 when rail freight company QR National raised $4.4bn via a share sale.
TPG and Carlyle considered an outright sale, a spin-off of the company’s property assets via a trust and an IPO and have yet to make a final decision, said the source.
Healthscope is currently valued at A$4bn including debt and is expected to have a market cap of A$4.5bn to A$5bn.
The firms bought the business for A$1.9bn in 2010 and currently own 50 per cent each.
It has also been reported that China’s Fosun Group was interested in buying Healthscope and that IHH Healthcare was considering a A$5bn bid for the company.
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