Rival private equity firms are turning pea-green with envy over the record-breaking L.B.O. of HCA by Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. It’s no wonder: What self-respecting P.E. firm would want to be left out of the type of elusive mega deal that has the analysts and industry watchers falling over themselves to predict the future of the industry?
Apparently not Blackstone Group. The Times of London reports that the buyout firm is preparing to gatecrash the world’s biggest leveraged buyout .