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Envision to Sell to KKR for $9.9 Billion

We represented Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR in an all-cash transaction for $9.9 billion, including debt. KKR will pay $46 per Envision share in cash to buy the company, marking a 32 percent premium to the company's volume-weighted average share price from November 1, when Envision announced it was considering its options. The transaction is expected to close the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more

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Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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The Bridge from Compliance Violations to Criminal Investigations: Explaining the Implications of the FBI's Probe into the NCAA's Black Market for Talent


December 1, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Browne will serve as a panelist at the annual Nashville Bar Association (NBA) Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Institute. Tim will speak on a panel titled, "The Bridge from Compliance Violations to Criminal Investigations: Explaining the Implications of the FBI's Probe into the NCAA's Black Market for Talent." The panel will examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe that revealed fraud, bribery and corruption in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball and its implications for other sports and amateurism generally. The parties involved are alleged to have conspired in a number of actions, raising many questions. Questions considered by this panel include:

  • Why is the FBI involved? Did the NCAA request FBI assistance?
  • Why is basketball the target (or the first target)?
  • Why are assistant coaches and not head coaches facing charges?
  • What does this mean for other sports?
  • What does this mean for amateurism?

The event will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. CST at the CMA Conference Room. Tim's panel will be held 2:50 - 4:20 p.m. The program has been approved for 5 hours of General Tennessee CLE credit hours and 1 hour of ethics credit. For more information and registration, visit the NBA website.

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