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Optum Acquires Change Healthcare for $13 Billion

January 6, 2021 News 1 Comment


UnitedHealth Group-owned Optum will acquire Change Healthcare and combine it with its OptumInsight software and analytics business, the companies announced this morning.

Change Healthcare President and CEO Neal de Crescenzo will serve as CEO of OptumInsight.

The acquisition price is $25.75 in cash, a 40% premium over Tuesday’s closing price of Change Healthcare shares. That represents $8 billion plus the assumption of $5 billion in Change Healthcare debt.

OptumInsight generates about $9 billion per year in annual revenue of UnitedHealth Group’s $225 billion, but is its highest-margin segment at around 20%. Change Healthcare’s annual revenue is $3 billion.

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  1. This was the best hope for CHNG who hadn’t realized their IPO dreams, Optum was the only one that could afford them. For employees, the CHNG strike price for stock options was $18, so maybe some of the employees whose McK deferred bonus programs were transferred to CHNG stock options at the merger will be able to finally cash out 4 years later!

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