Healthscope says Brookfield finalising due diligence

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by Anna Napoli

Healthscope (ASX:HSO) says takeover suitor Brookfield is in the process of finalizing its due diligence and intends to submit a fully documented, fully financed binding offer by Thursday the 31st of January 2019.

The Private hospital operator, says that the parties are well advanced in negotiating the terms of a transaction implementation agreement and other transaction documentation.

With the due diligence deadline of last Friday now passed Healthscope's engagement with Brookfield is now being conducted on a non-exclusive basis.

Healthscope says there is no certainty that a Brookfield proposal will result in a scheme of arrangement or takeover bid being formally proposed.

Shares in Healthscope (ASX:HSO) are trading 0.42 per cent higher at $2.40.

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