Triad Hospitals To Go Private for $6.4 Billion

CCMP Capital Advisors and GS Capital Partners have agreed to acquire Triad Hospitals Inc. (NYSE: TRI) for $50.25 per share. The entire transaction is valued at approximately $6.4 billion, including around $1.7 billion in debt. Under terms of the deal, Triad may solicit superior proposals for the next 40 days. Were it to accept such an offer, it would owe CCMP and GS a $20 million breakup fee and another $20 million in reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses. Lehman Brothers is advising Triad on the sale. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />