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Here are the top 10 largest leveraged buyouts in history


If Tesla were to go private at $420 per share, it would be worth $71.3 billion, making it the largest leveraged buyout in history. Here are the current top 10 largest leveraged buyouts of all time:


Transmission lines lead away from the TXU Corp. Martin Lake plant in Tatum, Texas, Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. 
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The largest leveraged buyout in history was valued at $32.1 billion, when TXU Energy turned private in 2007.

First Data

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Acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, financial advisor company First Data turned private in 2007 in a $25.7 billion deal.


Alltel Corp. headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2007.
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Also turning private in 2007, telecommunications operator Alltel was bought out by Atlantis Holdings for $25.1 billion.

RJR Nabisco

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In 1988, snack and tobacco producer RJR Nabisco turned private when it was bought out by KKR & Co for $25.1 billion.

Equity Office Properties

Equity Office Properties Trust owned buildings, one at 125 Summer Street, left, and the other at 100 Summer Street, right, in Boston, November 20, 2006. Blackstone Group LP agreed to acquire Equity Office Properties Trust, owner of 580 office buildings including these two.
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The office-space owner was bought out by Blackstone in 2006 in a deal valued at $24.7 billion.

HJ Heinz

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H.J. Heinz turned private in a deal with Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Partners valued at $23.5 billion in 2013. The ketchup and snack company went on to merge with Kraft in 2015.

Heathrow Airport Holdings

An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport in London, Aug. 11, 2014.
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Formerly known as B.A.A., the European airport operator went private when it was bought out by developers in 2006 for $21.8 billion.


Michael Dell gives the keynote address to Dell employees to kick off Dell World 2014 at the Austin Convention Center on November 5, 2014 in Austin, Texas. 
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The computer company was bought out by owner Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management in 2013 for $21.5 billion.

Hospital Corporation of America Healthcare

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HCA Healthcare was bought by Hercules Acquisition for $21.2 billion in 2006.

Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. signage is displayed outside one of the company's hotel locations in San Francisco.
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In 2007, the hotel operator was bought out by Blackstone for $20.2 billion.

Alliance Boots

Members of the public walk past a branch of Boots the chemist on Oxford Street on August 6, 2014 in London, England. 
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AB Acquisitions bought Alliance Boots for $19.6 billion in 2007 before it was acquired by Walgreens in 2014.

— Reuters contributed to this report.