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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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Frank M. Pellegrino

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7947 TEL
(615) 248-4255 FAX

Frank M. Pellegrino

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7947 TEL
(615) 248-4255 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7947 TEL
(615) 248-4255 FAX

Frank Pellegrino advises public and private companies in the healthcare, specialty pharmacy, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors on a broad range of transactional, corporate governance, shareholder activism and securities matters. In the last five years, he has completed over $6.0 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies and represented issuers in public and private debt and equity offerings worth over $2.0 billion. He has represented the largest publicly-traded ambulatory surgery center in the U.S. in multiple acquisitions as well as several private equity clients on multiple mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors.

Frank Pellegrino advises public and private companies in the healthcare, specialty pharmacy, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors on a broad range of transactional, corporate governance, shareholder activism and securities matters. In the last five years, he has completed over $6.0 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies and represented issuers in public and private debt and equity offerings worth over $2.0 billion. He has represented the largest publicly-traded ambulatory surgery center in the U.S. in multiple acquisitions as well as several private equity clients on multiple mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors.

Frank's practice involves:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Representing public and private companies and private equity clients on a wide variety of transactions.
  • Shareholder Activism – Advising clients on takeover defense, proxy contests, responding to shareholder proposals, shareholder rights plans, contested director elections, classified boards, advance notice bylaws, Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals, ISS and other proxy advisory firm-related matters, and Section 13 of The Securities Exchange Act.
  • Corporate Finance – Assisting clients in connection with public offerings, Rule 144A offerings, private placements and venture capital investments.
  • Corporate Governance – Advising public company clients on securities law reporting, including the preparation of Form 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and earnings releases, and regulatory compliance and public company disclosure.

Frank recognizes his clients' struggles between regulatory risk and economic reward and helps them navigate the often-complex compliance issues related to their industries.

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American Bar Association — Business Law Section

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Mississippi Law Journal — Executive Articles Editor

University of Mississippi — Scholarship in Law

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