Why Amazon (AMZN) Is Buying One Medical (ONEM) For $3.9 Billion

By Amit Chowdhry ● Jul 21, 2022
  • Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is buying One Medical (NASDAQ: ONEM) for $3.9 billion. This is why.

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and One Medical (NASDAQ: ONEM) announced that they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire One Medical. One Medical is known as a human-centered, technology-powered national primary care organization on a mission to make quality care more affordable, accessible, and enjoyable through a seamless combination of in-person, digital, and virtual care services that are convenient to where people work, shop, and live.

Amazon is going to acquire One Medical for $18 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion, including One Medical’s net debt. And the completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by One Medical’s shareholders and regulatory approval. Upon completion, Amir Dan Rubin will remain as CEO of One Medical.

KEY QUOTES:

“We think health care is high on the list of experiences that need reinvention. Booking an appointment, waiting weeks or even months to be seen, taking time off work, driving to a clinic, finding a parking spot, waiting in the waiting room then the exam room for what is too often a rushed few minutes with a doctor, then making another trip to a pharmacy – we see lots of opportunity to both improve the quality of the experience and give people back valuable time in their days. We love inventing to make what should be easy easier and we want to be one of the companies that helps dramatically improve the healthcare experience over the next several years. Together with One Medical’s human-centered and technology-powered approach to health care, we believe we can and will help more people get better care, when and how they need it. We look forward to delivering on that long-term mission.”

– Neil Lindsay, SVP of Amazon Health Services

“The opportunity to transform health care and improve outcomes by combining One Medical’s human-centered and technology-powered model and exceptional team with Amazon’s customer obsession, history of invention, and willingness to invest in the long-term is so exciting. There is an immense opportunity to make the health care experience more accessible, affordable, and even enjoyable for patients, providers, and payers. We look forward to innovating and expanding access to quality healthcare services, together.”

– Amir Dan Rubin, One Medical CEO