January 06, 2021 | Health Care | North America | Active

Change Healthcare / UnitedHealth Group: New Deal Insights


On the heels of Centene’s $2.2bn agreement to acquire Magellan Health (MGLN US), UnitedHealth (“UHG”) has announced a definitive, $8bn all-cash takeover of healthcare software and data analytics firm, Change Healthcare. Announced on 6-Jan-21, UHG’s offer represents a 41.2% one-day premium and requisite conditions include Change shareholder approval and antitrust and other regulatory approvals. Blackstone owns 20% of the target and has agreed to support the deal ... Deal risks assessed in this research report: Antitrust scrutiny leading to divestitures required; uncertain market definitions; questions over UHG’s dominance.



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