Chinese conglomerate Zhonghong Zhuoye Group is close to agreeing to a deal for New York-listed Brookdale Senior Living, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
两名知情人士表示，中国的中弘卓业集团(Zhonghong Zhuoye Group)已接近达成收购纽约上市公司Brookdale Senior Living的交易。
One person involved in the deal said an agreement could be reached in the coming days but stressed it was not yet finalised. The sale could fetch more than $4bn, the person said.
Chinese regulators have slowed outbound investment in recent months and people familiar with the situation have said it is still difficult for companies to win approval for multibillion-dollar acquisitions overseas.
Zhonghong’s acquisition of Brookdale, which runs a chain of elderly care facilities, would be one of the largest cross-border acquisitions from China this year.
It would also be the second major overseas transaction for the Chinese group after it bought a 21 per cent stake in US theme park SeaWorld Entertainment earlier this year from Blackstone for $429m. Zhonghong plans to bring the theme park to China.
这也将是中弘卓业今年早些时候斥资4.29亿美元向黑石(Blackstone)收购美国主题公园运营商海洋世界娱乐公司(SeaWorld Entertainment) 21%股权之后的第二笔海外收购。中弘卓业打算让该公司旗下主题公园在中国落户。