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5 biggest healthcare deals of all time

There has been a recent surge in proposed mega-mergers in the healthcare industry as giant health systems seek to join forces and major health insurance companies ink deals with nontraditional partners.

Although there have been several mega-mergers proposed in the past few weeks, several healthcare transactions with hefty price tags have closed in recent years.

Below are the five biggest healthcare deals ever completed, listed with their respective values, according to CNBC.

1. Express Scripts' 2011 acquisition of Medco Health Solutions — $34.31 billion

2. CVS' 2006 acquisition of Caremark Rx — $25.09 billion

3. Anthem's 2003 acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks — $16.44 billion

4. UnitedHealth's 2015 acquisition of Catamaran — $13.24 billion

5. AmSurg's 2016 acquisition of Envision Healthcare — $7.84 billion

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