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Weil Advised on $49B Financing for CVS Health’s Acquisition of Aetna

A Weil team advised Goldman Sachs and other major financial institutions in providing $49 billion of financing commitments to CVS Health, a pharmacy innovation company, to finance its acquisition of Aetna, one of the leading diversified healthcare benefits companies in the United States. The transaction closed on December 3, 2017.

The Weil team was led by Banking & Finance partner Morgan Bale, and included Banking & Finance partner Heather Viets; Capital Markets partner Faiza Rahman; M&A partner Michael Lubowitz; Environmental partner Annemargaret Connolly (Washington, D.C.); Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management partner Randi Singer; Litigation partners Eric Hochstadt and John Mastando; Tax partner William Horton; Environmental counsel John O’Loughlin (Washington, D.C.); Litigation counsel Adam Safwat (Washington, D.C.); Banking & Finance associates Steven LePorin and Nick Nikic; Capital Markets associates Daniel Evens, Ashley Butler, Evan Mendelsohn and Joshua Van Kirk; M&A associate Hayden Guthrie; Regulatory associate Timothy Welch (Washington, D.C.); Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management associate Elisabeth Sperle; Litigation associates Carl Duffield (Washington, D.C.), Lauren Jacobson and Nigar Shaikh; and Tax associate Liam Murphy (all in New York unless otherwise specified).