A employee at Medline Industries gathers examination gloves to incorporate into Private Safety Tools (PPE) kits to be shipped out to varied well being amenities at their warehouse in Mundelein, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg through Getty Photographs

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A gaggle of personal fairness companies, together with Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, agreed to purchase a majority stake in medical provide producer and distributor Medline Industries, the corporate introduced Saturday.

Medline, which had $17.5 billion in income final 12 months, mentioned it could use the funding to develop its product choices and its enterprise internationally.

It didn’t disclose the monetary phrases of the deal, which is anticipated to be accomplished in late 2021.

Earlier Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported the events had been nearing a transaction that might worth Medline at greater than $30 billion, in keeping with folks accustomed to the matter.

The Northfield, Illinois, firm mentioned it can proceed to be led by the Mills household, who will stay its largest single shareholder. Its administration group additionally will stay in place. Medline was based in 1910 by A.L. Mills, and now distributes medical provides to greater than 125 nations, in keeping with the company’s website.

“This funding from among the world’s most skilled and profitable personal funding companies will allow us to speed up that technique whereas preserving the family-led tradition that’s core to our success,” mentioned Charlie Mills, Medline CEO, in a launch.