By Clive Riddle, July 24, 2015
With Anthem and Cigna’s merger announcement, the dance card has been filled out. Here’s what they had to say about their deal:
“Anthem will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna in a cash and stock transaction and Cigna shareholders will receive $103.40 in cash and 0.5152 Anthem common shares for each Cigna common share. The total per share consideration equates to approximately $188.00 for each Cigna share based on Anthem's closing share price on May 28, 2015, valuing the transaction at $54.2 billion on an enterprise basis.”
So let’s take a look at the mega-health plan profiles, before and after these mergers, understanding that the “after” picture will undoubtedly change due to regulatory required divestures in certain markets:
Here’s a couple of edited graphics from by the plans that provide some additional insight into their merged companies:
It will be interesting to see how long the regulatory hurdles take for these three deals, and how many regulatory concessions, including specific market divestures, are required.