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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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Jessie Zeigler Outlines Key Steps for Managing Plant Disasters

Manufacturing Business Technology


October 18, 2017

Jessie Zeigler Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jessie Zeigler authored an article that was published in Manufacturing Business Technology about managing plant disasters. In potentially dangerous industries, it is vital for manufacturing organizations to have well-prepared and communicated crisis response plans before any critical situation arises. As many know, the hours and days following a crisis are crucial – not only for brand image and employee morale, but also to avoid negative legal ramifications that could arise when individuals within an organization do not know the correct steps to ensure proper compliance. 

As Jessie points out in the article, a crisis response plan should be prepared well in advance of any critical situation and include the following key steps:

  • Draft an internal company response
  • Prepare an external company response
  • Ensure safety
  • Preserve the scene
  • Manage cell phone photos/videos
  • Protect your brand
  • Determine any other notifications that may need to be made

"In the heat of a disaster is the time to make a good first public impression, preserve critical evidence, ensure employees' safety, avoid the complications of a similar crisis at another plant and respond responsibly to families of the injured or deceased – all while you are managing liability concerns," said Jessie. "Remember, the time to prepare for a disaster is now – not when it happens."

The full article, "Top Tips for Managing Plant Disasters," was published on October 17, 2017, by Manufacturing Business Technology and is available online.

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