UnitedHealth Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Healthcare Services Company

UnitedHealth has acquired 15 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

UnitedHealth’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired PacifiCare Health Systems for $8.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1994, when it sold Diversified Pharmaceutical Services to GlaxoSmithKline for $2.3B. UnitedHealth has acquired in 10 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (47%) and healthcare services (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 4

UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth)

9900 Bren Road East,
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343
United States,
(952) 936-1300
www.unitedhealthgroup.com

UnitedHealth Group is a diversified healthcare services company that provides a full spectrum of resources and services to help people achieve improved health and well-being through all stages of life. UnitedHealth Group offers products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, AmeriChoice, Ovations, Uniprise, Specialized Care Services and Ingenix. UnitedHealth Group was formed in 1977 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 13 - - 1 1 - 15
vol $26.7B $3.2B $29.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $2.3B $2.3B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Equian LLC 2019-06-21 3.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.equian.com
Genoa Healthcare LLC 2018-08-08 - Divestiture
Tukwila, Washington · www.genoa-qol.com
XLHealth Corp. 2012-11-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.xlhealth.com
UnitedHealthcare Medicaid business 2012-10-31 - Divestiture
Columbia, South Carolina
Amil Participações S.A. 2012-10-08 4.9B USD Merger
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · www.amil.com.br
Preferred Care Partners, Inc. 2012-02-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.mypreferredcare.com
Medica HealthCare Plans, Inc. 2012-02-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Coral Gables, Florida · www.medicaplans.com
FrontierMEDEX Group Ltd. 2012-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Mitcheldean, United Kingdom · www.frontiermedex.com
Fiserv's Health Business 2007-11-02 775M USD Divestiture
, United States
Sierra Health Services, Inc. 2007-03-12 2.6B USD Merger
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.sierrahealth.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Optum, Inc.    - NaviHealth, Inc. 2020-05-18 8
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Brentwood, Tennessee · www.navihealth.us
Optum, Inc.    - Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. 2019-12-09 7
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Flint, Michigan · www.diplomat.is
Optum, Inc.    - Vivify Health, Inc. 2019-10-30 6
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Plano, Texas · www.vivifyhealth.com
OptumInsight, Inc.    - The Advisory Board Company 2017-11-15 9
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.advisory.com
Optum, Inc.    - The Advisory Board Company - Health Care Business 2017-08-29 5
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Washington, District of Columbia
Optum, Inc.    - Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. 2017-01-09 4
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Deerfield, Illinois · www.scasurgery.com
Optum, Inc.    - MedExpress Urgent Care LLC 2015-04-08 3
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Morgantown, West Virginia · www.medexpress.com
Optum, Inc.    - MedSynergies, Inc. 2014-09-30 2
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Irving, Texas · www.medsynergies.com
OptumInsight, Inc.    - Aperture Credentialing LLC 2014-08-01 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Louisville, Kentucky · www.aperturecvo.com
Optum, Inc.    - V3 Systems, Inc. 2014-02-11 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.optum.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.v3sys.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Healthcare Services 6 (40%) 8.8B (29%) 2 (100%) 2.3B (100%)
Insurance 7 (47%) 17.9B (60%) - -
Information Technology 1 (7%) 3.2B (11%) - -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $29.9B 2 $2.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 25.0B 2 2.3B
  Maryland 2 3.0B - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 530M - -
  Nevada 1 2.6B - -
  Minnesota 1 300M - -
  Indiana 1 3.2B - -
  Connecticut 1 4.9B - -
  California 1 8.1B - -
  South Carolina - - 1 -
  Montana - - 1 2.3B
Brazil 1 4.9B - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 13 (87%) 25.0B (84%) 2 (100%) 2.3B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) 4.9B (16%) - -
Total 15 $29.9B 2 $2.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $28.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
TOTAL $29.9B
Largest PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc.
$8.1B (2005-07-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Diversified Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
$2.3B (1994-05-01)

M&A Connections

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

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