Walgreens sells majority of Alliance Healthcare pharmacy business to AmerisourceBergen in $6.5 billion deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
WBA,
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announced Wednesday that it has sold a majority of its Alliance Healthcare business to pharmaceutical product and services provider AmerisourceBergen Corp.
ABC,
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in a $6.5 billion deal.

The transaction includes $6.275 billion in cash and two million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock. It