BC Partners and EQT AB could separately bid for Althea Group SpA in a deal that could value the medical equipment service company at about €800 million, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
First-round bids are expected during the week of Oct. 21, the sources said.
Althea was acquired by Permira Advisers Ltd. in 2014. Permira tapped Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for the business.
EQT did not comment, while Permira, BC Partners and Goldman Sachs had no immediate comment, the news outlet said.