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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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J. Paul Singleton


(615) 742-7818 TEL
(615) 742-2941 FAX

J. Paul Singleton


(615) 742-7818 TEL
(615) 742-2941 FAX
(615) 742-7818 TEL
(615) 742-2941 FAX

Paul Singleton represents companies of all sizes in a wide variety of business related matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing and general business planning. He has worked with clients across several industries, including real estate, healthcare, automotive, construction and technology / telecommunications. His practice includes; negotiating purchase and sale agreements and related documents; managing and conducting the due diligence process for acquisitions and dispositions; and advising on various general corporate matters including entity formation and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Paul practiced in the Corporate, Business & Tax Group at Manier & Herod in Nashville, Tennessee. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Middle East aboard the USS Constellation prior to beginning his legal career.


American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital Subcommittees

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants – Associate Member

Literacy Council of Sumner County – Board of Directors


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  • "Yes Virginia, Tax Loopholes Still Exist: An Examination of the Tennessee Community Property Trust Act of 2010," 42 U. Mem. L. Rev. 369 (2011).
  • "Can You Really Have Too Much Of A Good Thing? The Impact of Benevolent Tax Policies on the Cost of Health Care," 8 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 305 (2010).
  • Comment, "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: How The Due Process Clause May Limit Comprehensive Health Care Reform," 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 412 (2010).
  • "Understanding the New Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act: Stimulating Economic Growth at the Intersection of Free Market Capitalism and Government Intervention," 11 TRANS. TN J. B. LAW 93 (2010) (contributor).


  • "Buy-Sell Agreements," PeachTree Planning Advisor Education Seminar (February 28, 2015).
  • "Choice of Entity Basics," PeachTree Planning Advisor Education Seminar (December 13, 2014).
  • "Considerations in Structuring the Sale of a Business," Business Networks International (October 2, 2014).
  • "An Estate of Confusion: Estate Tax Projections for 2010 and Beyond," presented at the 2010 IFG/John Hancock Third Quarter Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (October 22, 2010).


Tennessee Law Review – Editor

U.S. Marine Corps – Honorable Discharge; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Overseas Deployment Ribbon


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