July 13, 2019 / 2:32 PM / a year ago

Brazil's healthcare firm Hapvida launches $700 mln share offering - filing

SAO PAULO, July 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian healthcare company Hapvida Participacoes e Investimentos SA launched a share offering that may raise up to 2.63 billion reais ($704 million), according to a securities filing on Friday.

The company will sell 46.4 million shares in a primary share offering. Considering overallotments, Hapvida may sell an additional 16.2 million new shares.

Hapvida said it will use the proceeds of the share offering to fund acquisitions. In May, the company acquired rival group Sao Francisco Saude for 5 billion reais.

The price per share will be set on July 24.

Investment banking units of Banco BTG Pactual SA , Bank of America, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Banco Santander Brasil SA will manage the offering. ($1 = 3.7358 reais) (Reporting by Carolina Mandl; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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