UnitedHealth (UNH) is leading the race to acquire a part or a 100% holding in Brazilian insurer...

|About: UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)|By:, SA News Editor

UnitedHealth (UNH) is leading the race to acquire a part or a 100% holding in Brazilian insurer and hospital operator Amil Participacoes, which has a market cap of 9.01B reais ($4.47B), Bloomberg reports. A deal would give UnitedHealth access to an expanding private-insurance market and offer growth opportunities to its Optum unit, a provider of technology and consulting to health systems.