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UnitedHealth's Optum To Buy Davita Medical Group For About $4.9 Bln In Cash


Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc ::DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP TO JOIN OPTUM.OPTUM - ‍AGREEMENT, ENTERED INTO ON DECEMBER 5, 2017, CALLS FOR OPTUM TO ACQUIRE DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP FOR APPROXIMATELY $4.9 BILLION IN CASH​.OPTUM - FOLLOWING TRANSACTION, DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP WILL BECOME PART OF OPTUM'S OPTUMCARE DIVISION.OPTUM - ‍DAVITA PLANS TO USE PROCEEDS FROM DEAL FOR SIGNIFICANT STOCK REPURCHASES OVER 1 TO 2 YRS AFTER CLOSE OF DEAL, AS WELL AS TO REPAY DEBT​, OTHERS.OPTUM - ‍JOE MELLO, COO OF DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP, WILL CONTINUE IN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN COMBINED ENTITY, AS WILL DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM​.