UnitedHealth Group is not taking much time off this summer, in what continues to be one of the most active healthcare M&A years on record. It recently announced the acquisition of Peoples Health, a Medicare Advantage plan based in Metairie, Louisiana, that has 63,000 members. Included in the acquisition were four clinics plus Capital City Medical Group, a seven-physician medical group that practices near Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
It also looks like UnitedHealth will be buying specialty pharmacy company Genoa Health from PE firm Advent International. Genoa Health has approximately 400 full-service pharmacies which are generally located within community mental health centers. The rumored price? Upwards of $2 billion.