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December 18, 2007
NEW YORK, NY, December 18, 2007 — BUPA today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Health Dialog. Covington and Burling LLP represented BUPA, Health Dialog’s largest shareholder, in the $775M transaction, which is expected to close in January. BUPA is a global provider of healthcare services and is the largest private health insurer in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1947, it has grown globally to annual revenues in excess of $8 billion. Health Dialog is a leader in the growing care management sector. It began operating in 1997, with BUPA as one of the first investors. Covington’s corporate team was led by partners Jack Bodner and Bruce Wilson, of counsel Christian Neira, associate Karen Chao and foreign lawyer Robert Eichler. The New York and Washington-based team also included James Dean Jr. (antitrust), Kathleen Gallagher-Duff (trademarks), Marialuisa Gallozzi (insurance), Robert Heller (tax), Anna Kraus and Afia Asamoah (health care/HIPAA), Robert Newman and Katherine Mineka (employee benefits), Kevin Shortill (tax exempt organizations), Carolyn Taylor (executive compensation), Bert Wells (IP), and Ed West (real estate).