Friday, March 30, 2018

Walmart in Early-Stage Acquisition Talks With Humana

Should there be a deal with Humana, it would transform Walmart overnight into one of the nation’s largest health insurers.Walmart Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy insurer Humana Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would mark a dramatic shift for the retail behemoth and the latest in a recent flurry of big deals in health-care services.

It isn’t clear what terms the companies may be discussing, and there is no guarantee they will strike a deal. If they do, the deal would be big: Humana currently has a market value of about $37 billion.. . . more

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