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WBA-Rite Aid merger

Private equity’s place in WBA-Rite Aid talks

Private equity’s place in WBA-Rite Aid talks

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid recently extended the agreement end date for their merger transaction until late January, with the expectation that the deal will get the Federal Trade Commission’s OK in early 2017. As WBA’s store divestiture talks with the FTC roll on, Deutsche Bank Securities analyst George Hill shed some light on

WBA, Rite Aid push back deal deadline

WBA, Rite Aid push back deal deadline

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) and Rite Aid Corp. have extended the time frame for completing their planned $17.2 billion merger. The companies have pushed back the end date for the deal by three months to January 27, and they expect the transaction to close early next year. Both companies had the

Rite Aid turns in net loss for first quarter

Rite Aid turns in net loss for first quarter

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. cited pressure in pharmacy reimbursement as it reported a net loss and fell short of Wall Street’s earnings forecast for its fiscal 2017 first quarter. Meanwhile, overall retail sales and same-store sales edged up for the quarter, and the EnvisionRx pharmacy benefit management business, acquired about a year