BEHIND THE NEWS: Frick, master of megadeals, ready to dial back intensity

Attorney David Frick says Anthem Inc.'s $20.8 billion purchase of Well-Point Health Networks was the toughest deal he ever negotiated-and that's saying something. This is the same guy who helped broker the 1983 deal selling the Indiana Pacers to Mel and Herb Simon, eliminating the risk the franchise would go elsewhere. The same guy who served as the city's chief negotiator in the deal that brought the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis in 1984. Anthem-WellPoint was even tougher, Frick says, in...

 

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