Brookdale to tempt suitors

A report released by investment firm Goldman Sachs named Brookdale Senior Living among six healthcare companies that make tempting targets for buyers.

Released in September, the report cites the rising demand for senior living as a factor in Brookdale's appeal to potential buyers. Goldman also predicted interest in Brookdale would increase as adverse issues stemming from its merger with Emeritus, another senior living company, eventually die down.

Brookdale is the only healthcare provider listed in Goldman's report.