Hospital operator HCA Holdings plans to go forward with an initial public offering as soon as possible, CNBC has learned.
The price of the deal is seen at about $4.6 billion, though that figure could change depending on market conditions and other factors, according to people familiar with the matter. It would be the largest sponsor-led IPO in history.
A roadshow—a presentation by an issuer of securities to potential buyers—will come in late February, according to those people.
If that happens, a deal could price in the second week of March.