Allscripts Inc., considering a leveraged buyout, received first-round bids from private-equity firms including Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group LP and Silver Lake Management LLC, people familiar with the talks said.
The company, looking to be taken private after a board shakeup and a legal fight with its second-biggest shareholder this year, wants second-round offers within three to four weeks, said the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the discussions are private. Allscripts, which is using Citigroup Inc. to run the sales process, has been interviewing other banks to add a second financial adviser, said one of the people.
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