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CVS, Aetna Seek Health Care Industry Shakeup With Megadeal

Law360, New York (December 4, 2017, 10:19 PM EST) -- CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna sets the health care industry on a potentially transformative path and highlights the urgency with which companies are attempting to grow in order to combat competitors, and while the transaction doesn’t set off the traditional antitrust alarm bells, there are still reasons regulators might be wary.

The blockbuster $69 billion cash-and-stock agreement, which marks the largest deal inked this year, unites Rhode Island-headquartered CVS Health Corp. and Connecticut-based Aetna Inc. The companies tout the combination as one that is going to...
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