CVS’s Aetna takeover comes with $2.1B termination fee

CVS AND AETNA agreed upon a $2.1 billion termination fee if the companies' merger fails to come to fruition. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
CVS HEALTH AND AETNA agreed upon a $2.1 billion termination fee if the companies' merger fails to come to fruition. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. could owe Aetna Inc. $2.1 billion if the drugstore chain’s acquisition of the health insurer fails, according to a merger agreement filed Tuesday. CVS would owe Aetna the funds if the deal announced Sunday fails for a variety of reasons, including if it can’t gain approval from antitrust authorities. Likewise,…
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