Six interested in Lusíadas Group
There are six in the running to buy the private healthcare group Lusíadas including Luz Saúde.
The other groups in the running are Viamed, Quirónsalud, Vithas and HM Hospitales.
Lusíadas is currently owned by the largest private health group in the world, the US group United Healthcare.
So far there have been six non-binding offers from the various healthcare groups for Lusíadas, many of which are foreign, including French and Spanish.
According to the newspaper Expresso, the sale is attracting a lot of interest since there is so much capital in venture funds to be invested in the few interesting assets available.
Apart from Luz Saúde, other groups which are already in Portugal such as Ageas which owns Médis, CUF and Trofa Saúde have shown an interest in acquiring the Lusíadas Group but there has not as yet been any concrete non-binding offers.
The sale, which could be worth around €200 million, is being managed by the Bank of America in Madrid.