CVS expects Aetna acquisition to close after Thanksgiving; two state reviews pending

CVS HEALTH announced it expects its acquisition of Aetna to close after Thanksgiving pending the approval to two states. One state that has yet to approve the deal is New York. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
CVS HEALTH announced it expects its acquisition of Aetna to close after Thanksgiving pending the approval to two states. One state that has yet to approve the deal is New York. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
WOONSOCKET – Lingering approvals from New York and one other state will delay the closing of CVS Health Corp.’s $68 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc. until after Thanksgiving, CVS announced Monday. CVS Health Corp. declined to identify which states the company was waiting on or the nature of the delay Tuesday, according to CVS spokesman…

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