Tag Archives: Mergers and Acquisition

More Signs Prove Bad News for Anthem-Cigna Merger

In what is looking more like an acrimonious divorce rather than a joyful wedding, a federal judge has ordered Anthem and Cigna to turn over ‘alleged documents’ that show breeches to the terms of the merger.  Cigna allegedly doesn’t feel Anthem is adequately preparing for the trial against the federal government that is to begin shortly.

This is reminding me more of War of the Roses but before the two parties even walk down the aisle.  If by some miracle this merger goes through, I can’t imagine there could be any ‘happily ever after’ that could come of this.

The Heat Turns Up on the Anthem-Cigna Proposed Merger

The plot thickens for the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger.  Since the feds announced they intent to sue to stop both the Anthem-Cigna and Humana-Aetna deals, the pressure has been turned up to consummate the Cigna acquisition by the end of Q1 2017 otherwise financial ramifications can ensue and the deal is off the table.

Read more here.

What’s Next for the Anthem-Cigna Merger?

With the Feds suing last week to stop the Anthem-Cigna merger, its pure speculation as to what happens next.  Anthem’s CEO has stated they will fight this in court w/a trial slated to begin in October.  There is some interesting speculation as to how this will impact the payer landscape including the Aetna-Humana merger.