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US: Aetna close to buying Humana

 |  June 25, 2015

US health insurer Aetna is close to buying rival Humana Inc (HUM.N) and a deal could be signed as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Humana has also received an offer from Cigna but Humana’s board prefers the offer from Aetna, Bloomberg reported.

Aetna and Humana were in talks, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday, adding that there was no certainty Aetna would prevail. Cigna is also in the running.

Aetna made a formal bid this week in the form of cash and stock, the people said. While the exact offer details weren’t available, any proposal would probably value Humana above its $28 billion market capitalization as of Wednesday’s close.

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