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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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J. Page Davidson

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Nashville
(615) 742-6253 TEL
(615) 742-2753 FAX

J. Page Davidson

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6253 TEL
(615) 742-2753 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6253 TEL
(615) 742-2753 FAX

Page Davidson works closely with executives and boards of directors in connection with a variety of corporate and securities matters. In the last 25 years, Page has worked with countless companies on complex corporate transactions, such as the leveraged buyout (LBO) and subsequent initial public offering (IPO) of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, at the time the largest LBO in history. Page guides both public and private companies in executing their business strategies, representing numerous companies from initial formation through public offering and ultimate sale. Page has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® as the 2013 Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year and the 2014 Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year.

While Page's clients include a significant concentration of healthcare companies, he also works with companies in a number of other industries, including food and beverage, industrial, hospitality, technology and retail. His practice involves a broad spectrum of corporate and securities matters, including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Representing public and private strategic and private equity clients on merger and acquisition transactions; representing publicly traded corporations through both privately negotiated and auction process transactions; advising on acquisitions or divestitures of operating subsidiaries or divisions; and coordinating related acquisition financing.
  • Capital Formation – Working with issuers as well as venture capital and private equity firms in connection with corporate finance and capital market transactions, including registered and unregistered equity and debt offerings.
  • Shareholder Activism – Advising boards of directors with respect to shareholder proposals, proxy contests, defensive measures, and regulatory and legislative initiatives relating to governance and director elections.
  • Corporate Governance – Advising boards of directors or special committees with respect to corporate governance issues, as well as advising special committees on corporate restructurings, management led buy outs and investigations.

Page currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee. Formerly, he was a member of the firm's Executive Committee (2009-2012), past Chair of the Corporate and Securities Practice (2003-2009) and the firm's former Hiring Partner (2000-2003).

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2008-2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

BusinessTN's "Tennessee's Best 150 Lawyers"

Lawdragon 500 New Stars, New Worlds

The Legal 500

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2015)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar"

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers"

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