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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 Member Eli Richardson Nominated to Serve as Federal Judge in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

July 13, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that President Trump has nominated Bass, Berry & Sims member Eli J. Richardson to serve as federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Richardson joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2010 and advises clients in response to government investigations involving alleged white-collar crime or criminal civil violations. Immediately prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Richardson served 19 months overseas as DOJ's Resident Legal Advisor to Serbia, providing training, advice and case-specific assistance to Serbian judges, police and prosecutors. From 2004 to 2009, Richardson was an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where in addition to prosecuting cases he served as Anti-terrorism Coordinator, head of the Terrorism and Official Corruption Unit, and finally Criminal Chief. From 2002 to 2004, Richardson served as an AUSA in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of cases. Prior to that, he spent four years as an FBI Special Agent, working first on public-corruption investigations, and then on counterterrorism matters as the FBI's regional Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator.

"Eli is a distinguished attorney and will be an excellent addition to the judiciary. Eli has been an invaluable resource to our clients and our firm during his time with Bass, Berry & Sims. His experience as a lawyer combined with his years of experience on the government side working with the DOJ, the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI will provide an informed and balanced background for this judicial role. We are extremely proud of Eli and offer our complete support in this nomination," said Todd Rolapp, Bass, Berry & Sims managing partner.

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