UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare amend merger timeline

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UnitedHealth Group and Improve Health care have amended the timing of their $thirteen billion merger agreement, according to Change’s November three earnings statement.

On November 1, Improve and UnitedHealth agreed not to consummate their merger ahead of February 22, 2022, unless they receive prepared discover from the Division of Justice prior to the date that the DOJ has shut its investigation. 

The merger is also subject to the prospective unavailability of particular asked for info by the DOJ.


The merger would incorporate Change’s info analytics abilities with UnitedHealth’s OptumInsight.

The acquisition has acquired pushback from particular groups, which includes the American Clinic Association, which has mentioned the merger threatens to decrease competitiveness for the sale of health care information and facts technological know-how providers to hospitals and other health care vendors.

Right after the DOJ acquired a letter from the AHA, it requested equally Improve and UnitedHealth Group for additional information and facts. The two Improve and UnitedHealth Group have now qualified considerable compliance with the 2nd ask for for information and facts, Improve mentioned in its earnings statement. 

“The parties have been functioning cooperatively with the DOJ and will go on to do so,” the company mentioned.

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On January five, OptumInsight and Improve Health care introduced their proposal to incorporate. 

Underneath the conditions of the agreement, UnitedHealth Group, via its wholly-owned subsidiary, would get all of the remarkable shares of Improve Health care popular inventory for $twenty five.seventy five for every share in income. 

On March 24, Improve and UnitedHealth Group every single acquired a ask for for additional information and facts and documentary components in relationship with the DOJ’s evaluation of the merger.

On August 7, the businesses entered into a timing agreement with the DOJ agreeing not to consummate the merger ahead of one hundred twenty days pursuing the date on which equally parties qualified considerable compliance with the 2nd ask for by the DOJ.

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