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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Recommended Firm for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500M) by The Legal 500 United States 2014

June 27, 2014

Legal 500 USABass, Berry & Sims was recommended as a United States firm for "Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500M)" by The Legal 500 United States 2014 guide. The eighth annual edition of The Legal 500 United States compiled research from law firms, peers and clients nationwide to recommend the top law firms in various categories. According to the guide:

"Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has a particular focus on the middle market, with experience including advising public and private companies, boards of directors, and special committees on the consideration of strategic alternatives, the negotiation of mergers, tender offers, stock and asset purchases and divestitures, spin-offs and recapitalizations, and management buyouts and other going-private transactions. It also has significant experience acting for directors on hostile transactions and takeover preparedness, including shareholder rights plans and change of control agreements. The M&A practice is complemented by a strong public company corporate governance capability."

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