CHICAGO — With an upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service in hand, Oak Brook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care Network enters the market beginning today with $240 million of fixed-rate bonds in a deal that cements the Chicago area’s largest health care provider’s acquisition of ­BroMenn Health System.

The Illinois Finance Authority is the conduit issuer for the sale. Citi is the lead manager. Kaufman Hall & Associates Inc. is financial adviser and Chapman and Cutler LLP is bond counsel. Advocate will hold a retail order period today and open up the deal tomorrow to institutional buyers.

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