WellCare Health Adds Universal American for $800 Million

WellCare Health Plan (NYSE: WCG) breathed a little life into the lethargic Managed Care sector, which has experienced a lull in M&A this year. WellCare provides government-sponsored managed care services, and its target, Universal American Corp. (NYSE: UAM), provides health insurance and managed care products and services to Medicare and Medicaid customers in the United States. The purchase price is $800 million, or $10.00 per share, representing a 34% premium to Universal American’s 60-day volume-weighted average closing stock price as of November 16, 2016, and includes the retirement of Universal American’s preferred shares and its convertible debt. WellCare expects the... Read More »