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What is it about M&A branding? News has come about that CVS and Aetna are considering a merger. Poor bastards. For anyone who has been through one, the words merger and acquisition can create a level of dread surpassing those that come with oral surgery or an extended stay from know-it-all in-laws. There’s no getting around it: they are painful. If you were listening to this instead of reading, you would have heard me say “painful” with the “a” sound drawn out for about ten minutes. They are only fun for the people who get to cash a big check and head to the beach. Anyone who sticks around? Not so much. But why? What is it about mergers and acquisitions? What makes them any