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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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F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-6275 TEL
(615) 742-2775 FAX

F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6275 TEL
(615) 742-2775 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6275 TEL
(615) 742-2775 FAX

Mitch Walker focuses on representation of public companies and underwriters in public offerings and in mergers and acquisitions. Mitch works with boards of directors, officers, executives, special committees, loan issuers and underwriters on matters from the financial services, food and beverage, real estate and retail sectors.

His practice involves:

  • Corporate Finance – Works with both issuers and underwriters on capital formation via public offerings of both equity and debt securities; and assists his publicly traded clients on financings including credit facilities and asset securitizations;
  • Corporate Governance – Advises boards of directors or special committees with respect to corporate governance issues; counsels special committees on corporate restructurings, management led buy outs, and investigations of accounting irregularities; represents the independent directors of a group of sixty-five mutual funds advised by one of the nation's largest investment advisory firms; and,
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Represents clients with respect to a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions including privately negotiated and auction process transactions; acquisitions or divestitures of operating subsidiaries or divisions; and, acquisitions requiring raising the necessary capital to finance the purchase price.

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2013, 2012); Nashville Mutual Funds Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012); Nashville Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2003-2017)

Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2004-2016)

Who's Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2011-2015)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

Phi Delta Phi

Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law (1979-1982)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Member (1980-1982)

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