Buyout Firms Check Into Triad Hospitals

Shares of the healthcare outfit surged Monday after news of a $6.4 billion takeover deal

CCMP Capital Advisors and GS Capital Partners are buying Triad Hospitals (TRI) for $6.4 billion, including assumption of the $1.7 billion of debt that had been choking the hospital operator. The announcement takes place after Triad's top shareholder had publicly pushed Triad to spend less aggressively and think more about profit.

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