Australia: FIRB rubber stamps Healthscope acquisition

Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved Canadian investment firm Brookfield’s A$4.18bn (US$2.97bn) takeover of Healthscope. The FIRB has approved both the takeover of Australia’s second largest private healthcare operator as well as the associated sale and leaseback of 22 freehold properties by Healthscope to NorthWest and MPT. At the beginning of February, Brookfield…

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