Evolent Health Inc. saw its share price shoot up Wednesday after Bloomberg reported Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., the Illinois holding company that owns pharmacy chain Walgreens, is considering a purchase of the Arlington health system consultancy. The local company, which helps health care providers manage their costs and shift to a population health model, has been under shareholder pressure to think about a sale, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Discussions between the companies are ongoing, and it’s not a given whether Walgreens (NASDAQ: WBA) will opt to move forward with an offer, the sources said.
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