• Brainstorm Health: CVS Aetna Merger, Rituxan Biosimilar, World Mental Health Day

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    Happy hump day, readers! This is Sy.
    CVS-Aetna appears to be headed for completion. On Wednesday, federal antitrust regulators gave the mammoth $68 billion health care merger the blessing that it needed, setting up a corporate marriage between a massive insurer, drug benefits manager, and retail pharmacy chain that will likely conclude by the end of the year or the beginning of 2019.
    As I've mentioned before, the CVS-Aetna deal highlights an evolution in how health care companies are approaching M&A. Rather than spring for horizontal mergers-where companies in the same supply chain space...
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  • The CVS-Aetna Merger Just Got a Green Light. Here's What That Says About Health Care M&A

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    CVS-Aetna appears to be headed for completion. On Wednesday, federal antitrust regulators gave the mammoth $68 billion health care merger the blessing that it needed, setting up a corporate marriage between a massive insurer, drug benefits manager, and retail pharmacy chain that will likely conclude by the end of the year or the beginning of 2019.
    As I've mentioned before, the CVS-Aetna deal highlights an evolution in how health care companies are approaching M&A. Rather than spring for horizontal mergers-where companies in the same supply chain space gobble each other up (and may raise...
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  • Justice Department approves $69-billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna

    Justice Department approves $69-billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna

    4 days ago - By Stl Today

    CVS Health Corp.'s plan to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion was cleared by U.S. antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation's largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest healthcare insurers. The deal was approved because...
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  • The CVS-Aetna Merger Just Got a Green Light. Here's What That Says About Health Care M&A

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    CVS-Aetna appears to be headed for completion. On Wednesday, federal antitrust regulators gave the mammoth $68 billion health care merger the blessing that it needed, setting up a corporate marriage between a massive insurer, drug benefits manager, and retail pharmacy chain that will likely conclude by the end of the year or the beginning of 2019.
    As I've mentioned before, the CVS-Aetna deal highlights an evolution in how health care companies are approaching M&A. Rather than spring for horizontal mergers-where companies in the same supply chain space gobble each other up (and may raise...
    Read more ...

     

  • Brainstorm Health: CVS Aetna Merger, Rituxan Biosimilar, World Mental Health Day

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    Happy hump day, readers! This is Sy.
    CVS-Aetna appears to be headed for completion. On Wednesday, federal antitrust regulators gave the mammoth $68 billion health care merger the blessing that it needed, setting up a corporate marriage between a massive insurer, drug benefits manager, and retail pharmacy chain that will likely conclude by the end of the year or the beginning of 2019.
    As I've mentioned before, the CVS-Aetna deal highlights an evolution in how health care companies are approaching M&A. Rather than spring for horizontal mergers-where companies in the same supply chain space...
    Read more ...

     

  • CVS-Aetna Merger Wins Approval Only to Face Debt Cliff

    5 days ago - By Washington Post

    The megamerger makes sense, but the size, timing and amount of debt involved makes the deal look increasingly risky.
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  • DOJ Gives Preliminary Approval to CVS-Aetna $69 Billion Mega-Deal

    5 days ago - By A.M. Best

    The U.S. Justice Department has given preliminary approval to Aetna Inc.'s planned $69 billion acquisition by CVS Health Corp., saying Aetna's sale of its entire standalone Medicare Part D ...
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