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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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HCA: From Public Company to Private Company, and Back Again

Client Type: Public Company

In 2006, we represented HCA Inc. in its $33 billion going-private recapitalization transaction with affiliates of Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. This was the largest domestic leveraged buyout in history at the time.

In March 2011, we represented HCA Holdings, Inc. in the largest private-equity backed initial public offering (IPO) in U.S. history at that time. The shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 10. Following the IPO, HCA remained controlled by a private investor group comprised of affiliates of, or funds sponsored by, Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., BAML Capital Partners, Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corporation and HCA founder, Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.

We continue to provide corporate and securities as well as healthcare regulatory advice to HCA.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) owns and operates hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in the U.S. and in London, England.

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