Aetna, Humana CEOs vow to "consider all available options"
January 25, 2017
Managed Care | Louisville, KY | Corporate Acquisition
A day after a US district judge ruled to block the two companies' agreed-upon $37 billion merger, Aetna chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini and Humana CEO Bruce Broussard have doubled down on the deal's merits in a joint statement, promising to "carefully consider all available options,” including an appeal to a higher court in hopes of securing approval. The deadline to close the deal is February 15, however, and neither Aetna (NYSE: AET) nor Humana (NYSE: HUM) has moved to amend that date.