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Express Scripts to buy Medco in $27.7 billion deal

Executive Summary

Potentially reducing health care costs--but at the same time shrinking the number of major pharmacy benefits managers in the US from three to two--Express Scripts Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire fellow publicly traded PBM Medco Health Solutions Inc. for $27.7bn in cash and stock. Many industry analysts believe the deal could face obstacles from the FTC.
Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Services
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Payment Includes Stock
    • Payment Includes Cash
    • Full Acquisition
    • Includes Contract

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