Although the judge dismissed most of the lawsuit, one count that still remains accuses Bain Capital LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity of collusion in the 2006 $33 billion buyout of hospital operator HCA Inc. Blackstone, Carlyle Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and TPG Capital allegedly conspired to back off from placing rival bids for HCA, the plaintiffs have claimed.Written by Taina Rosa in New York. Chris Nolter contributed to this report.
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