Private equity investment firm Carlyle (CG.O) is preparing a sale of one of Germany’s top three nursing home operators, Alloheim, as it seeks to benefit from high valuations for healthcare assets, people close to the matter said.
Carlyle has started a process of selecting investment banks to organize an auction, with Goldman Sachs (GS.N) and JP Morgan (JPM.N) seen in the lead to win the sellside mandate, the sources said on Friday.
Carlyle and the banks declined to comment.
The sale, which could value the company at up to 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion), is expected to be launched in autumn, one of the sources said. It comes after a string of similar deals in the recent past, including the sale of French peer DomusVi and Germany’s Casa Reha or that of German clinic chain Schoen.
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