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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Negotiating Business Acquisitions


November 13-14, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton will co-chair Negotiating Business Acquisitions 2014 hosted by the American Bar Association. On Thursday, November 14 at 11 a.m., she will speak on a panel about "Negotiating the Acquisition Agreement," which will address the negotiation and drafting of purchase price provisions, critical representations and warranties, closing conditions and indemnification provisions and the interplay among these key provisions. Later on Thursday, Leigh will speak on a panel titled, "Special Issues in Asset Acquisitions" about successor liability, stockholder approval and fraudulent transfers. On Friday, November 15 at 1 p.m., Leigh will speak about metrics and techniques for valuing companies, "earn-out" pricing structures and post-closing price adjustment mechanisms on the "Valuation and Purchase Price-Related Issues" panel.

The National Institute will be held November 13-14, 2014 at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel in Las Vegas.

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