Amil said in acquisition talks with UnitedHealth

Oct 05, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

The Brazilian insurance group and hospital operator is reportedly in talks to be acquired by UnitedHealth, the leading U.S. health insurer, in a deal likely to be valued at at least $5 billion. U.S. health insurers are looking to expand internationally, particularly in fast growing emerging markets, as their industry faces greater domestic regulation.

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