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The offer potentially sets off a three-way struggle for the iron ore miner.
The transaction marks ANZ’ second disposal this month, after it sold a majority stake in a Cambodian joint venture to Japan’s J Trust.
The deal follows a similar trend among major Australian banks to trim their capital requirements, with peer Australia and New Zealand Banking Group exiting a Cambodian joint venture earlier this month.
Stating that both offers undervalue the company, Healthscope now plans to conduct a strategic review of its hospital property portfolio. It said it would look at the merits of a sale and leaseback transaction to unlock value for shareholders.
Macquarie Capital (Australia) and law firm Gilbert and Tobin have been appointed to assist with the sale.
Rio is also in the process of selling its remaining Australian coal asset – a stake in the Kestrel underground mine.
The deal could be worth about $1.1 billion, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
HNA had agreed to buy the vehicle finance unit – New Zealand’s largest non-bank lender – for $460 million early last year.
Lendlease also announced a joint venture with Japan’s Softbank to develop and own telecom infrastructure assets in the United States, with the partners committing $200 million equity each.