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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Welcomes Five Attorneys to the Firm

June 14, 2017

Welcome to Meg Casey, Jeanne Marie Evans, Lee Flaherty, Meri Gordon and Travis TiptonNashville, Tenn., (June 14, 2017) – Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to welcome five new attorneys to the firm – four in the Nashville office and one in the Memphis office.

Meg S. Casey (Senior Litigation Attorney, Nashville) advises clients on complex business litigation, including matters involving breach of contract and managed care disputes. Casey earned her law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (2011) and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky (2004).

Jeanne Marie Evans (Associate, Nashville) provides healthcare regulatory counsel as it relates to compliance, operational and transactional matters. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Evans was an associate at Kutak Rock LLP in Missouri where she provided regulatory guidance to healthcare clients. Evans earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law (2015) and received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University (2012).

D. Lee Flaherty (Associate, Memphis) counsels clients on corporate matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Flaherty was an associate at Phelps Dunbar LLP, practicing in the areas of business and finance. In addition to his legal background, Flaherty is also a Certified Public Accountant (Mississippi). Flaherty earned his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law (2013), a Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi (2009) and his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College (2003).

Meri B. Gordon (Senior Litigation Attorney, Nashville) represents clients in connection with various healthcare dispute matters, focusing on managed care litigation and healthcare fraud and abuse matters. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Gordon practiced in the New York office of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP. Gordon earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law (2004) and received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University (2001).

Travis Tipton (Associate, Nashville) counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities regulations matters and filings. Tipton earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2016) and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (2012).

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