Express Scripts Holding Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Healthcare Services Company

Express Scripts Holding has acquired 17 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Express Scripts Holding’s largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired NextRx subsidiaries for $4.7B. Express Scripts Holding has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include healthcare services (54%) and business services (14%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 5

Express Scripts Holding Co.

One Express Way,
St. Louis, Missouri 63121
United States,
(314) 996-0900
www.express-scripts.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 12 - 2 - 1 - 15
vol $7.1B $3.6B $10.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Verity Solutions Group, Inc. 2019-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Kirkland, Washington · www.verity340b.com
United BioSource Corp. 2017-11-27 - Divestiture
Chevy Chase, Maryland · www.unitedbiosource.com
EviCore Healthcare LLC 2017-10-10 3.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Bluffton, South Carolina · www.evicore.com
myMatrixx 2017-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.mymatrixx.com
United BioSource Corp. 2013-12-09 - Divestiture
Chevy Chase, Maryland · www.unitedbiosource.com
Envision Pharma, Inc. (Envision Pharma Group) 2013-06-18 - Divestiture
Horsham, United Kingdom · www.envisionpharmagroup.com
ConnectYourCare LLC 2012-08-31 - Divestiture
Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.connectyourcare.com
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. 2012-04-02 - Merger
Franklin Lakes, United States · www.medcohealth.com
NextRx subsidiaries 2009-12-01 4.7B USD Divestiture
, United States
Medical Service Co. 2008-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, Ohio · www.medicalserviceco.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Healthcare Services 8 (53%) 4.7B (44%) 1 (25%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) 4.7B (44%) - -
Financial Services 1 (7%) - 1 (25%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (25%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) 1.3B (12%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - - -
Software 1 (7%) - - -
Information Technology - - 1 (25%) -
Total 15 $10.7B 4 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 10.7B 3 -
  Maryland 2 - 2 -
  Florida 3 1.3B - -
  Missouri 1 - 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 3.6B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Montana 1 700M - -
United Kingdom - - 1 -
Domestic 15 (100%) 10.7B (100%) 3 (75%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (25%) -
Total 15 $10.7B 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Triple Tree LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
2
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $9.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
TOTAL $10.7B
Largest NextRx subsidiaries
$4.7B (2009-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
56%
5 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
4 44%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%

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