Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) shareholders received a boost on Wednesday when a second takeover offer came in from Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Healthscope is the second biggest private hospital business in Australia and Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with around US$285 billion in assets in management.

There is currently two takeover offers on the table for Healthscope. One offer from a consortium led by AustralianSuper and BGH Capital is for $2.36 per share and the new offer from Brookfield.

We covered the AustralianSuper led offer in more detail here: Is AustralianSuper & PE About To Buy Healthscope Ltd?