Brookdale included in list of possible takeover targets

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Brookdale Senior Living was identified as one of a half-dozen possible takeover targets, in a new report by Goldman Sachs Group.

Analysts cited Brookdale's problems absorbing Emeritus as one reason for a possible takeover. Brookdale currently ranks as the largest assisted living company in the United States, according to the American Health Care Association. It has 1,140 communities across 47 states.

Brookdale was the only senior living firm cited in the possible target list. All six companies were identifies as having a “medium” probability of being acquired by a competitor.

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