M&A Deal Summary

Cigna Acquires Express Scripts Holding

On March 8, 2018, Cigna acquired healthcare services company Express Scripts Holding for 67.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Cigna’s 5th transaction in the Healthcare Services sector.
  • This is Cigna’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Cigna’s 10th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Cigna’s 1st transaction in Missouri.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-03-08
Target Express Scripts Holding
Sector Healthcare Services
Buyer(s) Cigna
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 67.0B USD
Advisor(s) Centerview Partners
Lazard Ltd. (Financial)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Holland & Knight (Legal)

Target

Express Scripts Holding

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Express Scripts Holding Co. is a provider of integrated pharmacy-benefit management services. Services include network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. Express Scripts Holding Co. was formed in 1986 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Cigna

Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1792
Sector Healthcare Services
Employees70,325
Revenue 195.2B USD (2023)
DESCRIPTION
Cigna office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Cigna office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cigna is a health services organization. Its insurance subsidiaries are major providers of medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance. Cigna dates back to 1792 and is based in Bloomfield, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 14
Sector (Healthcare Services) 5 of 5
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 11 of 11
State (Missouri) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 10 of 10
Year (2018) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-14 Brighter

Santa Monica, California, United States

Brighter, Inc. is a provider of an innovative SaaS digital health plan platform and engagement services to leading health services organizations helping them deliver best-in-class products to their customers and greater opportunities for their participating providers.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-12-18 Cigna - Group Life and Disability Insurance Business

Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States

Cigna Corp.'s Group Life and Disability Insurance Business is a provider of insurance service in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Sell $6.3B