Aetna shareholders seek alternatives to split:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Aetna, the largest health insurer in the US, may not now split from the remainder of the group as institutional shareholders are looking at a way of keeping the health and the financial services businesses of Aetna together. Last month a Dutch insurer, ING, and the US health insurer, WellPoint, offered $70 a share for the whole group (see Clinica No 900, p 12). While this was a massive premium on the company's then $40 share price, the bid was rejected and Aetna's board proposed the split. Investors are seeking ways to get the share price back to its $100-plus high point.
You may also be interested in...
Business development leaders and venture capital investors spoke at Biocom’s annual partnering conference about what they are seeking in relationships with entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Mylan’s full year 2019 earnings report was its last as an independent company, so the focus was on the coming merger with Pfizer’s Upjohn and growth prospects for the new company, Viatris.
Colgate Zero toothpastes and mouthwashes promote what’s missing; Tom’s of Maine natural personal care expands with prebiotic toothpaste, deodorant and hand soap; Gaia adds hemp to its herbs; and Church & Dwight goes environmentally friendly with VitaFusion Goodness supplements, adds CBD versions to line, too.