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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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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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M&A Report Released: Healthcare and Life Sciences Trends, Predictions


June 30, 2014

Hospitals and healthcare providers, as well as healthcare IT companies, are the subsectors most likely to see increased consolidation over the next twelve months, according to a report released today by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Published in association with Mergermarket, the "Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A Outlook" cites capital needs and economies of scale as the two major drivers for consolidation among hospitals and providers.

Highlights include:
86 percent of respondents expect M&A activity to increase in healthcare and life sciences driven by these factors:

  • Increased demand for facility and equipment improvement – 46 percent
  • Need for IT support/capabilities – 42 percent
  • Rising compliance costs – 42 percent

72 percent of corporate respondents bought representations and warranties insurance in 2013. In 2014, nearly 90 percent of all respondents will purchase representations and warranties insurance.

The "Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A Outlook" is based on interviews with healthcare and life sciences professionals.

View the full report here.

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