UnitedHealth Pays up for Brazil Entry

Oct 9, 2012

UnitedHealth Group has agreed to pay $4.9bn to buy 90% of Brazil’s Amil Participacoes, the companies say, in a transaction seen as coming at a significant premium. The agreement gives the largest US healthcare operator an entrance into an underpenetrated Brazilian market and control of the country’s largest healthcare organization. The deal for 359m shares comes at BRL30.75 ($15.15) per share, representing a 21.5% premium to Friday’s BRL25.30 close. “This is a high price. We think UnitedHealth must see a large upside,” says a Sao Paulo equity analyst. He...

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