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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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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

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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Tim Garrett Analyzes Impact of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on Workplace Benefits

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November 9, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett authored an article published in the National Law Journal providing guidance on the recent same-sex marriage ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, and how the decision has caused many employers to reevaluate their benefit structures. Since the ruling, employers are faced with added pressure to provide retroactive coverage and are considering whether to extend benefits to only legally married spouses. Previously, many employers provided coverage to employees' domestic partners; but with the recent ruling, employers see a less-compelling argument to extend benefits to relationships less formal than marriage. Not only has the decision caused many employers to analyze health coverage, it also has led to an increase in cultural tensions in the workplace.

The full article, "Workplace Impact From Same-Sex Marriage Ruling," was published on November 9, 2015 by the National Law Journal and is available online (subscription required).


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