The Walgreens-Rite Aid Combination: Act 2

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 4:26 PM EDT) -- “I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York’s boom days.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, “My Lost City” (1932)

I’m unsure which tired metaphor — “more than one way to skin a cat,” “half a loaf is better than none,” or “one door closes and another opens” — best fits the recent blowup and recasting of the proposed Walgreens-Rite Aid merger as a partial acquisition, but together they capture the essence of...
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