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CVS to Buy Aetna for $67.5 Billion, Remaking Health Sector

  • Drugstore chain will pay $207 a share, $145 a share in cash
  • Companies bet on bringing health care closer to consumers
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CVS Health to Purchase Aetna in $67.5 Billion Deal

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CVS Health Corp. will buy Aetna Inc. for about $67.5 billion, creating a health-care giant that will have a hand in everything from insurance to the corner drugstore.

CVS will pay $207 a share for Aetna, with $145 a share in cash and the rest in stock, the companies said in a statement Sunday. That’s a 29 percent premium to Aetna’s share price on Oct. 25, the day before the companies were reported to be in talks.