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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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Tony McFarland Authors Article on Cyberthreats for Community Banks


December 3, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tony McFarland authored an article providing guidance to leaders of financial institutions, particularly those affiliated with community banks, on potential cybersecurity threats. Hacking incidents are often mistaken as strictly a big-bank problem. In reality, community banks may be at a greater risk. As Tony explains in the article, "cybercriminals target the [community] bank's funds rather than those of its customers," and hinder a bank's ability to serve its customers by, for example, limiting their online account access. The article also outlines proactive measures the leaders can take to avoid a cybersecurity breach and, consequently, costly cyber liability.

The full article, "These Cyberthreats May Be Coming to a Local Bank Near You," was published as a "BankThink" column by American Banker on December 2, 2015 and is available online. The article also was featured in the publication's BankThink newsletter on December 3, 2015.

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