HCA Shareholders Say Yes

HCA Inc. (NYSE: HCA) shareholders yesterday approved a $51 per share buyout offer from private equity firms KKR, Bain Capital and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. Around 82% of shareholders voted, with 73% of them voting in favor of the deal. The deal could close as early as tomorrow. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />