5 key investments Walgreens has made in 2021

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Here are five key deals Walgreens has pursued in 2021 to advance its pharmacy operations and push itself further into the primary care sector.

Editor's note: Deals are listed in the order they were reported.

  1. Walgreens acquired the majority share of pharmacy automation technology company iA.

  2. Walgreens made a $970 million majority investment in Shields Health Solutions, a specialty pharmacy services provider for hospitals and health systems.

  3. Walgreens acquired the pharmacy business of Bi-Mart, a retail chain based in Eugene, Ore. Under the deal, Walgreens gained ownership of 56 retail pharmacies in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

  4. Walgreens made a $5.2 billion investment in primary care company VillageMD, making it the majority owner.

  5. Walgreens made a $330 million investment to acquire a majority stake in home health management company CareCentrix.

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