By: Amy Keil, Client Manager, Vachette and Lighthouse Lab Services
UnitedHealth says it plans to complete the acquisition of Change Healthcare despite an ongoing legal challenge from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that aims to block the deal.
In early 2022, Optum intended to close a $13 billion acquisition of Change, although the deal was paused in February due to anticompetitive concerns levied by the DOJ. Both parties had until April 5 to walk away from the merger, however, it appears both have decided to press on.
The DOJ trial to halt the merger is scheduled to start Aug. 1, 2022.