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UnitedHealth Unit to Buy UK Health-Tech Firm EMIS for $1.5 Billion

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A UnitedHealth Group Inc. unit has agreed to acquire EMIS Group Plc in an all-cash deal that values the UK health-technology company at about £1.24 billion ($1.51 billion).

The companies said in a statement that Bordeaux UK Holdings II Limited, an affiliate of UnitedHealth’s Optum business in the UK, has agreed to buy EMIS for 1,925 pence in cash for each EMIS share.