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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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Privacy Perils: Beware Browser Autofill

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January 13, 2017

The ingenuity of determined fraudsters should never be underestimated. Gizmodo, a technology website, reports on a simple scheme where hackers capture your sensitive information merely by hijacking the autofill features found in the Chrome and Safari browsers (as opposed to information saved in actual websites like the iTunes store, PayPal or Google Play). As you may have noticed, by default the Chrome browser will autofill certain text boxes when you access even legitimate websites that ask for information. The trick to the current scheme is that the bad guy can create a website to mimic a legitimate one, and then hide certain of the text boxes. Merely filling out the (fake) form on that site (accessed through the Chrome browser) with your name could auto-populate unseen text boxes with whatever sensitive information was previously stored by Chrome. A seven second video in 1/10/17 Gizmodo article demonstrates how easy this trick is accomplished.

What to do? As Gizmodo recommends, disable the autofill feature of a browser (or at least that of Chrome and Safari). Thirty seconds of inconvenience far outweighs months of headaches and heartaches.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.


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