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Medical Properties Trust invests $2B in 24 hospitals

Medical Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust, has completed two transactions that involve 24 hospitals and a total investment of about $2 billion.

The largest transaction closed Aug. 23. Under the agreement, MPT invested $1.55 billion in the real estate interests of 16 hospitals operated by Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings.

The other transaction closed Aug. 16 and involves Ramsay Health Care, the fifth largest private hospital operator in the world. MPT paid $434 million to acquire the real estate interests of eight UK hospitals operated by Ramsay.

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