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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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Leslie M. Ford

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Nashville
(615) 742-7791 TEL
(615) 248-4254 FAX

Leslie M. Ford

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7791 TEL
(615) 248-4254 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7791 TEL
(615) 248-4254 FAX

Leslie Ford has been actively involved in $6 billion worth of financing transactions in the last five years, with more than $400 million in the healthcare industry. Serving a diverse client list, Leslie represents public and private borrowers, institutional lenders, and private equity investors in secured and unsecured financing transactions. Her practice involves representing clients in various types of financing transactions including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, equipment financings, construction loans, workouts and restructurings.

In addition, she has represented REIT clients in the negotiation of debt arrangements and routinely represents private equity funds both in acquisition financings as borrowers and in mezzanine financings as lenders.

Leslie Ford has been actively involved in $6 billion worth of financing transactions in the last five years, with more than $400 million in the healthcare industry. Serving a diverse client list, Leslie represents public and private borrowers, institutional lenders, and private equity investors in secured and unsecured financing transactions. Her practice involves representing clients in various types of financing transactions including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, equipment financings, construction loans, workouts and restructurings.

In addition, she has represented REIT clients in the negotiation of debt arrangements and routinely represents private equity funds both in acquisition financings as borrowers and in mezzanine financings as lenders.

By thinking creatively with her clients, Leslie works to close deals with successful outcomes that go beyond the numbers to the broader business objectives. For borrowers, this means strategic and efficient access to capital while maintaining maximum operational flexibility in debt arrangements. For lenders, it means effectively managing risk while simultaneously entering into a successful, mutually beneficial relationship with the borrower. Leslie's success with her commercial practice extends to include frequent collaboration with attorneys in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

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Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Section; Health Law Section

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2017)

Tennessee Law Review — Editor-in-Chief

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