CVS Health Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Healthcare Services Company

CVS Health has acquired 15 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

CVS Health’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Aetna for $77.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold RXC Acquisition to McKesson for $735M. CVS Health has acquired in 13 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (47%) and healthcare services (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 11

CVS Health Corp.

One CVS Drive,
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
United States,
(401) 765-1500
www.cvshealth.com

CVS Health Corp. operates retail pharmacies, walk-in medical clinics, and is a pharmacy benefits manager. The Company enables people, businesses, and communities to manage health in a variety of ways. CVS Health advises patients on medications at CVS/pharmacy locations, helps clients control costs at CVS/caremark, and delivers care through CVS/specialty and CVS/minuteclinic. CVS Health was originally established in 1963 and is based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 10 - 1 3 1 - 15
vol $45.7B $77.0B $122.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 - - 1 4
vol $800M $735M $1.5B
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coventry Workers'​ Comp Services 2020-03-02 - Divestiture
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.coventrywcs.com
IlliniCare Health Plan, Inc. - Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Business 2019-12-02 - Divestiture
Westmont, Illinois
Altius Health Plan, Inc. 2018-08-09 - Divestiture
South Jordan, Utah · www.altius.coventryhealthcare.com
Apothecary By Design 2018-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Maine · www.abdrx.com
Billnat Corp. 2018-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Livonia, Michigan
Aetna, Inc. 2017-12-03 77.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Hartford, Connecticut · www.aetna.com
RXC Acquisition Co. 2017-11-06 735M USD Divestiture
Louisville, Kentucky · www.rxcrossroads.com
Omnicare, Inc. 2015-08-18 12.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.omnicare.com
Target Corp. - Pharmacy Business 2015-06-15 1.9B USD Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Navarro Discount Pharmacies LLC 2014-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Medley, Florida · www.navarro.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.    - Schnuck Markets, Inc. - Retail & Specialty Pharmacy Businesses 2020-03-10 2
Woonsocket, Rhode Island · www.cvs.com St. Louis, Missouri
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.    - Ritzman Pharmacies - 20 retail pharmacies 2019-01-07 1
Woonsocket, Rhode Island · www.cvs.com Rittman, Ohio
Aetna, Inc. 2017-12-03 Aetna, Inc. - Medicare Part D Business 2018-09-27 2
Hartford, Connecticut · www.aetna.com Hartford, Connecticut
Aetna, Inc. 2017-12-03 Medicity, Inc. 2018-07-11 1
Hartford, Connecticut · www.aetna.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.medicity.com
Caremark Rx LLC    - AdvancePCS, Inc. 2003-09-02 2
Nashville, Tennessee Irving, Texas · www.advancepcs.com
Caremark Rx LLC    - Choice Source Therapeutics, Inc. 2001-01-01 1
Nashville, Tennessee Montgomery, Alabama

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 7 (47%) 10.6B (9%) 1 (25%) 550M (36%)
Healthcare Services 5 (33%) 35.2B (29%) 2 (50%) 985M (64%)
Insurance 3 (20%) 77.0B (63%) 1 (25%) -
Total 15 $122.7B 4 $1.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 122.7B 4 1.5B
  Michigan 2 1.5B - -
  Florida 2 4.5B - -
  Illinois 1 - 1 -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 21.0B - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 12.9B - -
  New York 1 1.3B - -
  Minnesota 1 1.9B - -
  Maine 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 77.0B - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  California 1 2.7B - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 550M
  Maryland - - 1 250M
  Kentucky - - 1 735M
Total 15 $122.7B 4 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
3
Evercore Group LLC
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
4
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
2
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 8 $122.7B
TOTAL $122.7B
Largest Aetna, Inc.
$77.0B (2017-12-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest RXC Acquisition Co.
$735M (2017-11-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%

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